CODE ENFORCEMENT UNIT
Sgt. Josh Sainsbury
Code Enforcement for Grant County is
now under the Grant County Sheriff's Office!
Grant County Sheriff's Office Code
Enforcement Unit is a function of the county that
enforces the building and land use regulations as set
forth in Grant County Code within unincorporated areas
of Grant County.
The Code Enforcement Unit will
investigate complaints of unlawful or hazardous
development and uses on private property. Utility
Deputies will respond to reported code violations
associated with zoning, housing, building, shorelines
and critical areas. The Code Enforcement Unit
workload is almost entirely driven by complaints of
private citizens. Utility Deputies do not
proactively survey the county looking for violations.
If you, as a private citizen, need to
report a code enforcement complaint to the Grant County
Sheriff's Office, please ensure that the following
information is true:
This is not an emergency situation
This incident occurred in Grant
County, but not within the city limits of Moses
Lake, Quincy, Ephrata, Soap Lake, Mattawa, Royal
City, Warden, Electric City, George, Wilson Creek,
Hartline, Marlin-Krupp, or Coulee City.
This incident did not occur on a
State Route, Highway, or Freeway.
If you answered yes to all of the above
questions, you are ready to file your report online,
Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking
software before filing this report.
TO BEGIN YOUR ONLINE CODE ENFORCEMENT
Upon completion of this report, you will:
All cases filed using the Citizen's
Online Code Enforcement Reporting System will be
Upon review, if further investigation
of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
Be sure to include as much
information as you can in your complaint, including
names, addresses, dates of birth, etc.
If, as a property owner or tenant, you
have been contacted by a Utility Deputy of the Code
Enforcement Unit and received a warning notice due to a
violation in any of the aforementioned areas, it is
important to understand the Code Enforcement Process.
You should read the notice, and correct the violations
as indicated. If you need more time to complete
the corrective actions, follow the contact information
at the bottom of the notice. The Code Enforcement
Unit will work with you to achieve compliance.
At the end of the specified time frame, a
site visit will be conducted to determine compliance.
If compliance is achieved, the case will be closed.
If there are unresolved issues and no contact has been
made, a Citation or Notice of Violation may be issued,
monetary penalties may be imposed, and the violation may
be abated. Additionally, criminal charges may be