Zoning Ordinance Procedure
The Code Enforcement Office’s highest priority is the safety and welfare of all of its Citizens. The Jerome County Code Enforcement Office will investigate all complaints in accordance with Chapter 20 of the Jerome County Zoning Ordinance. Violations of the Zoning Ordinance are a serious matter and are responded to accordingly. The Code Enforcement Office will make every reasonable attempt to mitigate a violation prior to sending the matter to the County Prosecutor for legal action. Property inspections, mitigation meetings and other activity utilized in mitigation attempts are strictly between the Property Owner and Staff and will remain confidential until such activity becomes a matter of public record. As a courtesy, the Planning and Zoning, Building Department and Code Enforcement Staff may provide the Complainant with information regarding any action taken by the Staff in relation to the complaint filed, but only after the investigation is concluded.
How to File a Complaint
In order to thoroughly and accurately investigate a complaint or violation, please include the following information:
- Name, address and phone number of complainant (reporting party)
- Property or legal address of where the complaint has occurred
- Property owner and contact information of the violator (if known)
- State the complaint you wish to have investigated
- Duration of the complaint or violation
- Action requested and desired outcome
The Complainant must submit their complaint about zoning and land use violations in writing with the above information or fill out and submit a Jerome County Code Enforcement Complaint Form. Complaint Forms can be obtained at the Jerome County Code Enforcement Office or online at Jerome County Code Enforcement. Without the above information the Code Enforcement Office may not be able to investigate your complaint or contact you regarding the complaint. Please submit the complaint form in person to the County Courthouse located at 300 N Lincoln, Room 303, in Jerome. Alternatively, you may fax the completed complaint form to 208-644-2759 or scan and email the completed form Shawn Denham.
Upon receiving your complaint, the Code Enforcement Office will investigate your complaint as quickly as possible. The priority and length of the investigative process is dependent on the complexity of the investigation and the consideration of the safety of an individual or community.