Neighborhood blight and decay often invite crime and social disorder that distresses the quality of life within a neighborhood. In addition to affecting the quality of life for residents, blight and decay can affect property values, and community involvement, all which lead to increased amounts of property and violent crime.
In an effort to combat the negative effects of neighborhood blight and decay in the City of Williams, the Williams Police Department conducts a Nuisance Abatement Code Enforcement Program. The goal of nuisance abatement is to maintain and improve the quality of life within the City of Williams and to make the city more attractive place to live, work and visit. These nuisances include abandoned vehicles, weeds and other fire hazards, rubbish and debris, livestock, and substandard housing.
The Williams City Council has adopted Municipal Codes (laws) specifically designed to abate these nuisances, and to maintain a clean, safe environment for all citizens in our community. The Williams Police Department operates the code enforcement program through our community-oriented policing paradigm, where we collaborate with community stakeholders to find creative solutions to community problems, including neighborhood blight and decay.
The mission of the Police Department’s Code Enforcement Program is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable environment where people want to live, work, and visit. We help maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and equitable enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements. We also work with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies and other City departments to:
- Facilitate voluntary compliance with City codes
- Empower community self-help programs
- Inform and educate the public regarding health and safety issues
- Establish community priorities for enforcement programs
You can make the City of Williams a better place to live, learn, work and play by reporting neighborhood blight and decay. You can report these incidents, as well as interact with the Nuisance Code Enforcement Program by downloading the Police Department’s mobile app (just scan the QR Code below), by calling 530-473-2533, emailing us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by visiting the Police Department. Please be prepared provide specific information regarding the exact location, as well as a description of the nuisance violation.