Code Enforcement Division
The Code Enforcement Office has been provided for many years within the City of Atoka, and works to identify violations of city ordinances and state laws within the Atoka city limits.
We seek voluntary compliance from citizens to help maintain the quality appearance of our community. We try to identify problems that need to be corrected in the community before someone feels the need to advise us of the issue. Once a code violation is identified, the responsible party is notified to take corrective action.
In addition to working on health, safety, and welfare issues, code enforcement also works on removing dilapidated properties that have become a hazard to the community. The Code Enforcement Division also monitors the Environmental Protection Agency fats, oils, and grease (FOG) program within the city limits. Annual inspections are made to ensure ordinances, state laws, and safety issues are adhered to, and that illicit discharges into the sanitary sewer systems do not occur. The division strives to keep the City of Atoka one of the cleanest communities in the state, and helps to coordinate local volunteers to work on projects to assist those in need to help maintain their property.
Frequent Code Violations
- Tall grass or weeds
- Parking on the grass or sidewalk - all vehicles must be parked on a sealed surface such as concrete or asphalt
- Inoperable vehicles - no inoperable, dismantled, or wrecked vehicle is allowed on private property
- Trash - no trash or abandoned / discarded items are allowed on private property
- Unfenced swimming pools - swimming pools must be fenced with at least a 4 foot tall fence
- Public nuisances - a public nuisance can be defined as unsecured property, holes in the ground, stagnant water, and any other items which are a danger to the public health, safety, and welfare
- Zoning violation - businesses operating illegally from residence, open-displays, too many dogs (kennels), commercial vehicles in residential areas, etc.
- Property maintenance code issues - fencing, broken windows, broken garage doors, painting, roofing, etc.
- Occupied recreation vehicle on property
- Signs in right of way and on utility poles
- Other miscellaneous codes
- Poly Carts are not to remain by the curb except on days of regularly scheduled pickup