Problem Properties

Overview

Ordinance Chapter 267 deals with Excessive Consumption of Police Services (ECPSO). The police department has instituted a program to track nuisance properties that experience excessive calls to a specific location. This ordinance is not intended to penalize victims of certain crimes or activities nor become a revenue producer for the City. 

Considered a Nuisance

A nuisance event includes, but is not limited to:

  • Loud and boisterous conduct
  • Noises and activities disturbing the peace
  • Congregation of two or more persons in intoxicated condition or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Fighting or use of obscene or inflammatory language
  • Loud music constituting a nuisance or disturbing the peace
  • Activities causing excessive pedestrian / vehicular traffic, parking problems, and congestion
  • Events occurring after 11:00 pm to sunrise of the following day which disturb the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood
  • Use and display of narcotics, illegal drugs, and controlled substances and paraphernalia for its use
  • Congregating in a tumultuous, noisy, or rowdy crowd
  • Indecent exposure or lewd conduct

Not Considered a Nuisance

Calls for service will not be considered a nuisance event when:

  • The victim and suspect are family / household members
  • It is a report of stalking or harassment