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Members of the public typically becomes aware of code requirements when they feel something is negatively affecting their home, neighborhood, or business and they seek to change it.
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The city of Liberty Lake reviews all land use and construction permit applications for zoning and building code compliance. The city also investigates complaints submitted by the public via a code violation investigation request form.
If a violation has occurred, the city's Planning and Building Services will try to resolve it first through education, voluntary compliance, and/or negotiation. If this proves ineffective, the city may begin formal enforcement proceedings by issuing a notice of violation. If the noncompliance continues, misdemeanor violations, class one civil infractions, property liens, fines, or other appropriate courses of action may be taken to remedy the situation.
The most common complaints are:
Some types of complaints, such as illegal parking, are investigated by the Liberty Lake Police Department.
Non-emergency complaints must be submitted in writing via a code violation investigation request form or through our request tracker. For emergency situations involving activities that must be stopped immediately to prevent irreparable harm, please contact City Hall at 509-755-6700 during business hours, or contact the Liberty Lake Police Department at 509-218-4899.
The city investigates every written complaint received, usually within three weeks. The person filing the complaint will be notified of the result of the investigation and any enforcement action to be taken to achieve code compliance.
If you have questions regarding code enforcement procedures or specific codes, please contact the City of Liberty Lake Planning and Building Services Department at:
Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake, WA 99019.
Or you can call 509-755-6700. If calling outside of regular hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
You can also contact the Planning and Building Services Department if you have questions about the following:
Contact the Liberty Lake Police Department at 509-755-1140 or 509-218-4899 for the following:
It is the responsibility of the abutting property owner to keep the adjacent right-of-way areas free of anything that obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, unless specifically authorized by ordinance to do otherwise. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, removal of earth, rock, and other debris, as well as projecting or overhanging bushes and limbs that may obstruct or render unsafe the passage of persons or vehicles, and sidewalk snow removal. The city of Liberty Lake maintains portions of the trail system along Country Vista Drive, Molter Road, and Harvard Road. If you have any questions about maintenance responsibilities, please see the city's Street Tree & Sidewalk Maintenance brochure and/or contact City Hall at 509-755-6700.