Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division performs general City code enforcement to preserve community standards and protect community health, welfare and quality of life.

City codes and standards applying to housing, structures, property maintenance and zoning, and land use are enforced in a responsible, courteous, and impartial manner. Code enforcement action is typically complaint-initiated. When the City receives a complaint, the enforcing officer investigates the validity of the complaint and takes necessary actions until all issues are resolved.

Common Violations  

ViolationLacey Municipal Code
Property maintenance, including accumulations of trash, waste, debris, appliances and junk on private property 9.52
Substandard, derelict, or dangerous buildings and structures14.16
Junk vehicles 9.52
Zoning / land use violations, including building setbacks Title 16
Home occupations 16.69
Tree removal 14.32
Recreational vehicle storage and use/outdoor storage 16.57
Animals on residential property Title 716.12
Businesses operating without license 5.12
Unapproved signs and illegal sign placements 16.75
Housing code and living standards violations 14.04
Construction activities without permits 14.04
Garbage and refuse storage and disposal violations 8.04
Noise violations 9.2416.57

Report a Code Violation

For specific questions pertaining to buildings and construction, contact the City of Lacey Building Department at (360) 491-5642, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Community & Economic Development


phone: 360-491-5642

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm