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Property Inspections/Nuisance Abatement


The Property Inspections staff serves as the primary enforcement arm for the City’s various nuisance and property maintenance codes. In this capacity, they are tasked with receiving and responding to a wide range of citizen’s complaints, covering any condition that might be considered a public nuisance. It is their job to determine when a complaint warrants action, and to decide the most appropriate means of processing the complaint. Licensed with the Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association, they must undergo periodic training to maintain their credentials. They must also coordinate with Police, Fire and other City departments when necessary, and with other Code Enforcement officials. Keeping accurate records is a necessity. Part of this process can involve gathering evidence in support of a violation charge and presenting it before the Municipal Court, or before an administrative hearing officer.

Chris Henderson                                                           
Development Services Director                       
Ph: (580) 767-0334                                     

Ryan Trant
Property Inspector
Ph: (580) 718-5072

Bob Miller
Property Inspector
Ph: (580) 767-0359

Crystal Newman 
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (580) 767-0383

Code Complaint Hot Line: 580-767-0331 


Click here to access a list of property/nuisance codes currently adopted by the City of Ponca City.

Dead or Diseased Tree
It is the property owner's responsibility to maintain trees, shrubs, and other vegetation, along sidewalks and streets.  If said vegetation is dead, it must be removed.  Also trees and shrubs must not obstruct free travel along sidewalks and streets. 

Tall Grass and Weeds
Grass and weeds become a violation when they reach 12 inches in height.  Property owners are also responsible for maintaining their half of the alleyways and right of ways adjacent to their property.

Dilapidated Structure/Unsecured Structure
It is against City Ordinance to allow a structure to remain in a dilapidated state.  Examples: foundation decayed, sagging roof, danger of collapse.  It is also against City Ordinance to allow an unoccupied structure to remain unsecured.  Examples: no broken window panes, unlocked or open doors, holes in walls.

Inoperable Vehicles
This covers vehicles anywhere on the property, including driveways.  Examples include, but are not limited to: out of date tagged vehicles, wrecked cars, vehicles that are all or partially dismantled and even vehicles with flat tires or no tires.

Site Triangle Obstruction
Object or vegetation obstructing a person's view within the site triangle on a corner lot may be a violation

Property Maintenance
Property owners are required to keep their premises in good condition.  Examples of violations may include but not limited to: collapsing roof, peeling paint, deteriorating fence.

Open Storage of Junk and Debris
Item or items that are not designed for outdoor use cannot be stored outside.

How do I report a code violation?
Report violations to Code Complaint Hotline at 580-767-0331.

What If I Have a Code Violation
The violation notice specifies which ordinance may be violated.  If you have any questions, there is also a phone number on the notice to call to get more information.

Grant Funding
Contact Rhonda Skrapke at 580-763-8095 for information on available funding for demolition of dilapidated structures.

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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