Does Code Compliance handle mold complaints?

Mold is not a violation of the City of Fayetteville city ordinances, or the 2021 IPMC. A Code Compliance Officer can inspect a dwelling for any underlying causal factors that may contribute to mold, such as leaking roofs or leaking plumbing that are code violations. 

Does the city conduct any tests to determine if there is mold present in my home?

No. The City of Fayetteville does not test for mold. The city also does not administer any environmental or air quality assessments. 

What do I do if I suspect mold growth?

If you suspect you have mold growth, inform your landlord before contacting code compliance. If your landlord is not properly responding or fails to address the cause of the mold, Code Compliance can inspect the dwelling for any underlying code violations, such as a leaking roof or a plumbing leak. 

What if there is no code violation?

If a code violation does not exist, the resident may consider contacting an attorney. Code Compliance cannot provide assistance in a civil matter.  

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has information on mold including prevention tips and cleanup guidelines on their website at You can also download a copy of the EPA's "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home" brochure.

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1. How do I register a complaint about a possible code violation?
2. Does Code Compliance handle mold complaints?
3. What do I do if I receive a violation notice?
4. How does Code Compliance notify the property owner and/or occupant of a code violation?
5. When is grass considered overgrown?
6. What constitutes a junk and debris violation?
7. What is an inoperable vehicle?
8. What happens if I don't address the violation?
9. Who determines an unsafe structure?
10. Does Code Compliance enforce codes on Washington County and University of Arkansas property?
11. How many code officers patrol the city?
12. What does the Code Compliance Program do to educate citizens about codes and violations?
13. What is the mission statement of the Code Compliance Program?