The City of Williamsburg, through its Codes Compliance Division, offers several programs as part of a city-wide effort to promote safer housing, heighten awareness of building safety, and support neighborhood quality of life for city residents. Elements include city-wide curbside inspections (NIP) of all properties on a rotating basis, adjacent property and occupant complaints, and a recently adopted Rental Inspection Program.
Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP)
The Neighborhood Improvement Program enforced city-wide since 1998 is performed on a rotating basis. This program looks for exterior building and property conditions that violate city and state codes. Some of these codes contain provisions for:
General exterior building maintenance
Grass and weed maintenance
Inoperable motor vehicles
Trash and debris
Trash container storage
Vehicle parking requirements
Violations of these codes contain mostly civil penalties. An opportunity is given to correct violations before the initiation of legal action.