Code Enforcement

From dealing with everyday eyesores to dangers to constituent wellbeing, codes enforcement is integral to creating a thriving community and keeping property values up.

Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments (TCVCOG) is able to alleviate the problems that usually impact code enforcement in two significant ways: 

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We employ certified code enforcement officers who will visit your towns to conduct on-the-ground and follow-up work to resolve violations as quickly as possible.

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We use a custom database system that tracks and records the progress of violations and resolutions, should legal action need to be pursued.

Rely on Professional Code Enforcement Experts

TCVCOG currently employs certified code enforcement officers who will collaborate with your town to resolve problems before they get out of hand. Officer responsibilities include: 

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 Surveying previously identified code violations and areas

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Distributing notices to home and land owners, and businesses in violation

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Following up on violation notices

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Recording all activity per case in our database

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Advising on enforcement matters and participating in legal resolutions as necessary

Meet Our Code Enforcement Officers

Aubrey Ozolins

Aubrey has been working as a code officer for almost seven years, working for Indiana Borough, Harrison Township, and Hampton Township before working for the TCVCOG. She is a graduate of IUP with a dual degree in Regional Planning and Geography. She is currently enrolled in the University of Washington studying Infrastructure Planning and Management while working full-time. Aubrey lives in Westmoreland County with her husband and their two dogs and two cats. In her free time, which she doesn’t have very much of, she enjoys hiking, fishing. camping, hunting, and reading. Aubrey says she enjoys code enforcement because. “I like doing something different every day and helping the residents and the community.”

Chris House

Build Your Case for Enforcement

We see costly legal action as the last resort in cases of code violations. When it comes to litigation, getting the attention of an already busy court is hard enough, but having inadequate supporting documentation of violations and notices make it more difficult to build a case and resolve violations in court. 

Our officers use our custom database to record every interaction and outcome to create a full story of the violation and pursuit of resolution. TCVCOG developed this tool specifically to give towns the ability to better enforce their codes and solve problems within their communities.

Partner with TCVCOG on Code Enforcement

Towns that work with TCVCOG on code enforcement may use both the services of our officers and our database, or you may license the use of our database to complement your own code enforcement officers’ work.

Sign-Up for Code Enforcement Services.

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Home to over 19 thousand residents.

Turtle Creek

Named after a small stream flowing into the Monongahela River.