Code Compliance

Our neighborhoods are the environment in which we live and raise our families. Blight and nuisances can devalue, detract, and degrade the quality of any neighborhood. Therefore, the city has adopted codes (or standards) that govern the use and maintenance of private property in order to ensure that property across the community is maintained to the same standard.

Our Vision

To be recognized as the standard and leader in Code Enforcement. We will accomplish this by leading in personal and professional development, engage the community through effective partnerships and collaborative problem-solving to ensure compliance with adopted City ordinances.

Our Mission

To maintain and promote a safe and desirable community for all residents and visitors of Thornton. As a team, we strive to make a difference through proactive enforcement, education, communication and impartial enforcement of the adopted municipal codes with respect, empathy and excellent customer service.

We Value Integrity/Safety/Teamwork/Customer Service/Excellence in all we do.

City Code

Code Compliance informs and enforces the city codes for development and nuisances.  We encourage you to use these pages to learn about code violations for the outside of your home, business or property and the city's free graffiti removal program.

Code Compliance Programs