Property Maintenance

Complaint Investigations

Darryl Swafford is our Code Enforcement Officer and is the contact for investigating complaints.
Here is what happens after you talk with the city about a nuisance property:
  • The code enforcement officer will visit the site and investigate the issue.
  • Depending on the severity of the issue, he may speak directly with property owner or he may issue a citation asking the property owner to correct the situation by a specific date.
  • If the issue is not fixed, the code enforcement officer will issue a second notice with a compliance date.
  • If the property owner still does not correct the situation, the code enforcement officer can file the case with Vandalia Courts where the property owner will be brought before a judge to explain their case.
Most issues are resolved quickly and many times situations arise where residents just aren't aware of the regulations. Staff is always ready to work with residents to find a solution. If you have concerns or questions, please call Darryl Swafford at
937-836-3500 or submit your concern online.

Common Code Violations

  • Accessory buildings and pools
  • Chickens
  • Grass mowing
  • House siding buckling / paint peeling
  • Inoperable / unlicensed vehicles
  • Parking on yards
  • Trash receptacle location
  • Trash / junk on yards
  • Trailer / RV parking