Our Mission


At Code Enforcement, our mission is to enhance neighborhood livability and the quality of life in Colfax by helping residents and businesses understand and comply with the Municipal Code. In so doing, we hope to develop a sense of community, foster civic pride, and enhance the quality of life throughout the City of Colfax. 


What We Do

The primary focus of Code Enforcement is to help resolve violations of the Municipal Code. Most Code Enforcement issues are governed by the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code. as well as Colfax Municipal Code Chapter 8.04. These code violations are called civil infractions. The most common civil infractions are called nuisances. Nuisances include problems such as:

  • Abandoned vehicles

  • Rubbish

  • Sidewalks that are uneven or uplifted, creating a tripping hazard

  • Trees lower than 8 feet above the sidewalk or 12 feet above a roadway

  • Weeds or grass more than 12 inches high (noxious vegetation)

Other types of nuisances we investigate include inoperable vehicles stored in residential neighborhoods;  and other concerns directly affecting safety and quality of life.

Report a Code Enforcement Issue

Please fill out the contact form below or call (509)-397-3861 to report a code enforcement issue. 


















City of Colfax · 400 N Mill Street · Colfax, Washington 99111 · Phone (509) 397-3861 · Fax (509) 397-3044 Non-Emergency Police: 509-397-4616