What is the process for addressing zoning violations?

We strive to develop relationships with residents and business owners. Doing so allows us to explain and educate them on the origin and purpose of the ordinance as it relates to the comprehensive plan. Most of the time that helps to de-escalate situations. Once we explain the big picture, most understand why we bring violations to their attention. We aim to communicate in person at first contact and give a reasonable timeframe to comply. When the deadline expires without compliance, we send a letter with a final deadline. If the property owner is still non-compliant after that deadline, the case goes to Pelham Municipal Court, where a judge may impose fines.

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1. Do I need a permit to install a fence?
2. Can I keep chickens on my property?
3. Can I run a business out of my home?
4. How do I report a zoning violation?
5. How do I apply for a sign permit?
6. How do I find my zoning district?
7. What are the advantages of zoning?
8. Why should people care about the Zoning Ordinance?
9. What are some of the most common zoning violations in Pelham?
10. What is the process for addressing zoning violations?