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Complaint Form for Property Violations
Complaint Form for Property Violations
: Freedom of Information Act exemptions allow for zoning and Uniformed Statewide Building Code complainant information to be kept confidential. However, in order to be eligible for this protection, you must select "yes" in the block below, stating your complaint is furnished "In Confidence." Complainant information on tall grass, illegal roadside signs and graffiti cases are not exempt, however, this information is NOT provided unless formally requested. Find out more
. Please call us if you have questions at 703-792-7018.
Furnished in Confidence?:
Things that are normally stored indoors are stored in the public view
Trash or large amounts of yard debris
Most of the lawn is over 12 inches tall
parking on the grass
In most of the County vehicles should be parked on asphalt or concrete
No valid license plates or inspection (for such vehicles parked on the street please call the Police Department at 703-792-6500)
commercial and prohibited vehicles parked on private property
Panel vans are allowed and vehicles with advertising MAY be allowed. Find out more
(for such vehicles parked on the street please call the Police Department at 703-792-6500).
More adults in residence than the square footage or relationships allow. Find out more
Examples include broken windows - siding or gutters falling off - peeling paint - sagging porches
home-based business and signs
Some home businesses are allowed and others need permits to operate. Find out more
It is the property owner’s responsibility to remove graffiti on their own property. Report graffiti
illegal roadside signs
Unpermitted temporary advertising signs may not be legal. Find out more
illegal signs at a home or business
For more information on legal or illegal signs at homes or businesses click
and search “Signs”
unapproved alterations or structures
Sheds - garages - fences - decks - etc.
Lot grading of an area greater than 2500 square feet (example 50'x50'=2500 sq. ft.)
Please use the space below to specifically outline the issue or violation.
If other, enter violation:
Please provide specifics:
Address being complained about:
If left blank, we will not be able to process your complaint.
Name of complainant:
If you have digital images that would help in the investigation, we would appreciate your assistance. Please do not step onto the property belonging to others to obtain photos.
Attach a Digital Photo:
The maximum size for an attached photo must be 1.5MB.
Please use this form to report a neighborhood issue or complaint covering any of the issues listed below.
For instances where graffiti or overcrowding are the ONLY issues you have observed please use the separate
If the specific issue is not listed, please enter that under “If other, enter violation:” and provide specifics.
Please enter the precise address where the issue is occurring. We cannot begin a case for investigation without a precise address.
If you are having difficulty determining an exact address for your reported concern try using the
program available to all citizens. Type in the name of a nearby street and use the 'hand' symbol on the map that appears to pan the view to a spot near the precise location where you spotted the violation. The
program will display a valid address which you can then enter on this form. Thanks for your effort!
Tracking Your Complaint
If your complaint is such that a Property Code Enforcement case is opened, you will be able to check the progress of the case on the Prince William County website. Instructions are sent, along with your case number, to complainants who provide a valid e-mail address.
Email For Assistance
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