Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Building and Safety

Local government offices that administer and enforce building code statutes which provide minimum standards for homes, office buildings and other structures and help to ensure through a rigorous permitting and inspection process that buildings within the jurisdiction are safe and sanitary. Building codes regulate all aspects of construction projects including the structural design of buildings, sanitation facilities, environmental control, ventilation, light and building materials; and apply to new structures, renovations, demolitions and relocations as well as sheds and other storage structures, walls, fences, decks and swimming pools.

Land Use Planning and Regulation Bodies

State, regional and local government planning offices, commissions or committees that are responsible for enacting legislation that provides a legal framework for land development throughout the jurisdiction; developing regional or local general and specific/area plans for land use within their regional or local area; developing zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and other land use controls; holding hearings which ensure proper public input to planning and development decisions; and reviewing and ruling on requests for zoning alterations and other variances from established land development ordinances.

Land Use Planning and Regulation Services

Programs that are for responsible researching, establishing, maintaining and overseeing the implementation of general and specific/area plans for land use at regional, county, city and community levels; ensuring an appropriate level of community input during the planning process; regulating the current and future use of public and private lands through the establishment and enforcement of zoning regulations and other land use controls; and reviewing and ruling on requests for zoning alterations and other variances from established land development ordinances.

Street Maintenance

Programs that are responsible for maintenance and repair of streets, highways, bicycle paths, bridges, pedestrian overpasses and other public byways; placement and maintenance of pavement markings; curb and gutter repair; sidewalk repair; leaf and debris removal; street cleaning; street salting; snow removal; roadside landscape maintenance; roadside rest stop amenities; removal of traffic and pedestrian obstructions; and other similar street-related services.

Waste Management Information

Programs that provide information about available recycling and trash collection/disposal programs, the size and type of materials that can be collected or recycled, the times and places for trash collection or the pick-up or drop-off of recycled material and the future uses of recycled goods.

Waste Management Services

Programs that are responsible for the collection, separation, storage, transportation, transfer, processing, treatment and environmentally safe disposal or recycling of solid and liquid waste materials that are produced by households, businesses and industry.

Water Supply System

Programs that are responsible for developing, maintaining and operating the system of aqueducts, reservoirs, channels, pipelines, mains, laterals, curb boxes and pumping and purifying equipment by which the community's water supply is obtained, treated, stored and distributed to consumers.

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