Codes Compliance Programs
The City of Williamsburg, through its Codes Compliance Division, offers several programs as part of a city-wide effort to promote safer housing, heighten awareness of building safety, and support neighborhood quality of life for city residents. Elements include city-wide curbside inspections (NIP) of all properties on a rotating basis, adjacent property and occupant complaints, and a recently adopted Rental Inspection Program.
Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP)
The Neighborhood Improvement Program enforced city-wide since 1998 is performed on a rotating basis. This program looks for exterior building and property conditions that violate city and state codes. Some of these codes contain provisions for:
- Exterior storage
- General exterior building maintenance
- Grass and weed maintenance
- Inoperable motor vehicles
- Trash and debris
- Trash container storage
- Vehicle parking requirements
Violations of these codes contain mostly civil penalties. An opportunity is given to correct violations before the initiation of legal action.