What is Code Enforcement?
Rules governing the use of private property are intended to maintain property values, protect public safety, welfare and health of all businesses and residents. The City of Merrill Code Enforcement procedure is to process violations of the City of Merrill Municipal Code; Article 154 Development Code, Solid Waste Management, Sanitation Codes, Building Codes and applicable Oregon Administrative Rules.
How are the Complaints Processed?
Initial action on a complaint will generally begin within one (1) week of receipt. Code Enforcement Officer(s) will review complaint and applicable City of Merrill Ordinances. They will document the violation if appropriate. City of Merrill’s goal is to work together with property owners to come to a resolution. Complaint priority is given to those that present significant fire, health and public safety hazards; are in disregard to City Code and advice; and or of high visibility. Resolutions may take weeks, months, or longer depending on the intricacy of the situation and legal ramifications involved. After abatement has been resolved complainants will be informed of the resolution only upon request.
Complaints are public record. Be advised that your complaint, before including the information or other personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask for personal identifying information to be withheld from review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Anonymous complaints will not be processed but will be recorded.
Click on the Link below for Code Enforcement Complaint Form
Contact City Recorders Office
Address, Phone, Fax:
PO Box 487
301 E Second Street
Merrill, OR 97633
Phone :(541) 798-5808
Cell: (541) 219-6793