The Code Enforcement Division for the City of Eupora is tasked with protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of residents and property owners by identifying, inspecting, and requesting the correction of violations within the City Limits.
The Code Enforcement Division is a branch of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the enforcement of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
Code Enforcement Officers identify violations of the City's Code of Ordinances by routinely checking residential and business areas, as well as responding to complaints from citizens and other city departments.
Code Enforcement Officers attempt to work with violators by issuing a Compliance Order stating a time to correct the violation. If not corrected within the time frame stated in the Compliance Order, a citation will be issued and further action will be turned over to the Municipal Court for a hearing. The Judge, upon hearing the case, may issue a judgement which can result in fines, assessments and additional fees.
Off Street Parking
Noise in Residential Area
Commercial Vehicle Parking
Frequently Asked Questions
If I file a complaint about a particular property or person does my name become public record?
In most cases, your identity will be protected under the Freedom of Information Law; however should a matter go to court the information could be divulged under a subpoena or discovery.
My neighbor’s tree hangs over my fence into my yard. I am afraid that a tree limb will fall into my yard and cause damage. Who can I call at the town hall to help me?
You should discuss with your neighbor or consult an attorney, as this is a private legal dispute and the municipality has no control or jurisdiction.
As a homeowner or tenant, how do I find out what I can do on my property?
Before you do anything, call the Building Department at (662) 258-2291 to see whether you are permitted to do what you want to do! In addition, alterations and repairs to your home often require permits. Homes in the City of Eupora Historic District may have additional restrictions and require an approved Certificate of Appropriateness before renovations or alterations are made.
Can I park my car in the front yard?
No. No automobile may be parked in the front yard or lawn area. Parking is allowed on paved or gravel drives, or along the city street, facing the direction of travel.
What should I do if I receive a Notice of Violation?
If possible, abate the violation within the allotted amount of time as specified on the notice. If you need a time extension or would like to discuss the matter, please contact the Building official at 662-258-2291
I just want to fill my property with backfill material to improve it. Is that OK?
That depends on the material used and whether or not you received the proper permits to allow the improvements. Remember, backfill material is NOT rocks, concrete curbing or slabs, green waste (yard debris), old bricks, asphalt, or other material classified as construction debris.
I own the property. Don’t I have a right to dump what I want on my own property?
NO. Dumping, even on your own property or storage of waste upon your property is unlawful. It has an effect on neighboring properties and the community. It lowers property values, breeds vermin, is unsightly, is a hazard, and is against State laws.
May I put up a sign on a telephone pole?
No sign may be placed or maintained upon any portion of a public right-of-way, including street signs, street trees, or utility poles.
What is considered a junked vehicle?
Any motor vehicle which does not have a current and valid Mississippi certificate of inspection and motor vehicle registration plate or is in a condition to be considered inoperable. For the purpose of this Ordinance, a trailer, camper or boat without a current registration shall be considered a junk vehicle.
Why are you picking on me? I have lived in Eupora for many years. I do a lot for the community.
Municipal codes are written for everyone to follow, and not to judge ones character. The codes equally apply to everyone. We always appreciate anyone who is out to better the community, but length of residence, financial hardship or performing good deeds for the City does not excuse anyone from code requirements. To be effective, codes must be equally and fairly enforced for all properties, residents and business owners.
The violation existed before I bought the property. Why am I responsible for clearing the violation?
Violations run with the property, not with the person who created the violation. If you purchased a property that has violations, you are responsible for abating the problem.
How much time do I have to clear the violations?
The Code Enforcement officer will work with you to establish a time frame for compliance that meets the requirements of the code. Depending on the nature of the violation, property owners typically have 10-30 days to comply.
Can I store some of my belongings in my front yard?
No, open storage is prohibited in front yards or porches of a residential property.