Code Enforcement

Common Complaints

Grass within the City of Abbeville must be kept less than 12 Inches tall at all times.

Vehicles kept within the City of Abbeville must have a current licence tag or stored within an enclosed structure.

Yards must be kept free of the accumulation of rubbish.

Examples of Code Violations

Code Enforcement

The International Codes have been adopted by the City and are used as the basis for the City's Property Maintenance Codes.

The City's goal is to encourage both property owners and tenants to voluntarily correct violations when a violation is reported.  Potential violations are inspected through a process of inspection, notification, education, and notices with the owner or tenant ultimately being responsible for violation corrections.  Should violations occur the owner or tenant is given the opportunity to resolve the issue before legal action is taken. 

The Office of Code Enforcement ensures compliance to the City of Abbeville Code of Ordinances. The Code Enforcement Officer responds and investigates complaints and nuisances which may violate the City's Code of Ordinances including the City's Zoning Ordinance. Additionally, the Code Enforcement Officer enforces compliance to the City's Business License Ordinance and Hospitality Tax Collections.


Submit our online Complaint Form or deliver the completed form to City Hall. It can also be mailed to the Office of Code Enforcement.


Submit questions online via our online Question Form.