Common Complaints +
Building a structure without a building permit
Construction Noise Violations
Exterior Lighting Violations
Home Occupation or Home Business Violations
Short-Term Rental Violations
Using a camping trailer as living quarters
Wetland, Stream and River Setback Violations
Wildlife Feeding Violations
Wildlife Friendly Fencing Violations
Bear Resistant Trash Containers
Planning & Development
Phone: (307) 733-3959
Fax: (307) 733-4451
Teton County Administration Building, top floor
200 South Willow Street
8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday
How does Teton County enforce the Land Development Regulations?
Teton County has one Code Compliance Officer, whom investigates alleged violations, performs site inspections, and strives to achieve prevention and abatement of violations.
Does the Code Compliance Officer inspect all properties in Teton County on a regular basis?
No. Many of the violation investigations take place after a complaint is received from concerned citizens or neighbor. When a property has a new development permit or building permit, inspections are made at that time to make sure the project is in compliance with the approved permit. With Teton County issuing over 36 types of permits and covering over 4,000 square miles, unfortunately there are not enough resources to inspect every property on a regular basis.
How are complaints or alleged violations handled?
Once a complaint is received, a Notice of Complaint is issued to the property owner in question. This gives the property owner a chance to respond to the alleged violation. A site inspection is made to see if in fact there is a violation. Other neighbors or agencies may be contacted to confirm violations. Staff strives to work with property owners to correct violations. Nine times out of ten, owners cooperate and bring their property into compliance. For that one out of ten owners who do not cooperate, Staff is forced to present the case to the County Attorney and the Board of County Commissioners. This may result in court proceeding and substantial fines. If I make a formal complaint to the Code Compliance Officer, will my name be given out or retained on record? During the Code Compliance Officer’s investigation, names of complainants are withheld from the public. We do ask that a name and phone number be given in case more information is needed. Unless the complainant requests written confirmation of a violation or investigation results or Teton County is order to release all information through a court order, names are not retained in property files.
For more information on any Code topics or other zoning issues, please stop by our offices at 200 South Willow Street in Jackson or call (307) 733-3959.
To report a violation, please call the Code Compliance Officer at (307) 733-3959.
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