Code Violation Sweep Planned for This Week in LaPorte

junkThe second annual code violation sweep will be done by the City of LaPorte this week.

Operation Clean-Sweep is a collaborative effort with the city police, code compliance and engineering departments. Those officials will travel through the city and tag as many junk vehicles and rubbish as possible. Inspectors will be specifically looking for junk vehicles, vehicles parked on the grass, brush piles, graffiti, missing house numbers, trash can violations and excessive trash in yards.

All residents found in violation will have a chance to fix the issues and if those corrections are not made, fines may be issued.

Last year’s sweep netted more than 500 tons of trash and 75 junk vehicles during the city’s annual clean-up. Officials say the clean-up makes for a safer, healthier and more attractive neighborhood.