When a code compliance officer photographs a violation such as a discarded mattress, appliance or other item of debris – the property owner whose property it is located on, or adjacent to, at the time of the photograph will be held responsible for its removal and disposal. (SCO 58-2, 58-4)
We understand how frustrating it is for property owners who try to keep their properties in compliance with the city code, and fall victim to illegal dumping. The responsibility of removing and properly disposing of the illegally dumped debris still falls on the property owner. However, identifying information found among illegally dumped debris, photographs or video of the offender in the act, and eye witnesses willing to testify in court have all been useful in prosecuting illegal dumpers in the past.