The Department of Community Development and Planning serves the city through the enforcement of its zoning, development, building and property maintenance ordinances. Additionally, the department assists the city in its application for and administration of grant funds that are used to improve the city’s infrastructure for the health and welfare of the citizens and businesses.
Dave Huwe – Director, Building Official, Floodplain Administrator, Grant Administrator
Kim Ratliff – Projects Coordinator, Code Enforcement
Philip Verdung – Building Inspector
Leavern Copeland – Administrative Assistant
The City has adopted zoning and building ordinances to promote growth that also protects the health, safety and welfare of those who live in, work in, or visit our community. This area of responsibility includes building permits, inspections, and zoning compliance. The City is a member of the International Building Codes Council and has adopted several codes that help assure safe structures. We serve the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustments. All persons considering construction or remodeling projects should contact the building inspector to find out whether or not a permit will be required for their project. Construction projects that are started without a permit may be subject to penalties and/or the removal of work that they have already completed.
The City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program that makes flood insurance available to property owners and tenants, and makes available to the City and its residents and businesses other funds related to natural disasters. Owners of buildings that exist in a special flood hazard area may be required by law to purchase federal flood insurance. In order to participate in this program, the City has adopted flood protection and prevention ordinances to minimize the risk of flood damage and loss to those wanting to develop in these areas. If you have questions about whether your property is affected by these laws, contact the City’s floodplain administrator.
Most ordinances falling under the responsibility of the code enforcement officer involve the maintenance properties and often include control of plant growth, the number and types of animals allowed on a property, junked vehicles, land use, and control of debris. These ordinances are intended to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people within the City. Other areas of responsibility under the code enforcement officer include enforcement of the sign ordinance and street lighting issues. Questions and concerns in this area should be directed to the code enforcement officer.
We are tasked with applying for and administering federal and state grant programs for the city of Corinth. Services include securing grants to assist in the city’s economic development, public facilities improvements, and other programs that will enhance the quality of life in the city. We are also tasked with keeping the city in compliance with numerous state and federal laws.
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