REGISTRATION CLOSED: 2024 Effective Guide to Code Enforcement Workshop

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm



Member cost:  $70.00 in-person attendance and $55.00 virtual attendance.  Non-member* (state and school officials only) cost is $140.00 in-person attendance and $110.00 virtual attendance.

* Non-member attendance is limited to government officials who are not members of NHMA and not eligible to be members (schools and state agencies). If space is limited, priority will be given to NHMA members. Non-member village districts, counties, regional planning commissions, or other municipal entities interested in attending NHMA workshops can contact to learn about becoming a member. 


Building inspectors, code enforcement officers, fire chiefs, health inspectors, and various other municipal officials are responsible for the enforcement of a variety of codes, regulations, and ordinances related to the use of land. These include both local regulations, such as zoning ordinances, site plan and subdivision regulations, health regulations, and the conditions of approval that accompany many land use board approvals, as well as state law, such as the State Building and Fire Code and statutes governing junkyards.  Effectively enforcing these various codes and regulations can pose a challenge to municipalities.

Join Attorneys Matthew Decker and C. Christine (Fillmore) Johnston from the law firm of Drummond Woodsum, for this half-day virtual workshop which will provide municipal officials with practical guidance on how to navigate the nuanced procedures associated with code enforcement, as well as practical advice in pursuing an enforcement action against non-compliant property owners. Our legal experts will address some of the most difficult issues under the law, including junkyards, dilapidated buildings, and health codes. There will be ample time for questions and answers on all aspects of the law.

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of the publication, A Guide to Effective Enforcement: Investigating and Enforcing Code and Land Use Violations and the 2024 Supplement.  Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically.  No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.

Pre-registration and payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.

Questions? Please contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley Methot at 603-230-3350 or