Mahoning Valley Collaborative Code Enforcement System (MVCCES)
In July of 2013, The City of Youngstown was awarded grant funds from the Ohio Development Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) to develop the Mahoning Valley Collaborative Code Enforcement System (MVCCES). Through the City of Youngstown's partnership with YNDC, YSU, Mahoning County, City of Girard, and Empyra the mission was to create a unified parcel-based management information system for Code Enforcement and Demolition. The information system includes a mobile application for City Inspectors to use in the field to conduct inspections and surveys more efficiently, while also allowing real-time public access to the collected data. Click here or the Property Inquiry link below to search the MVCCES for housing code enforcement and demolition cases throughout the City. See below for highlights of this new code enforcement tool in action.
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MVCCES in Action
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Step 1: Inspection Checklist
At the inspection site, the code enforcement inspector runs the MVCCES application on an iPad. Violations are selected from a checklist and appropriate notations are made.
Step 2: Photograph Violations
The code enforcement inspector uses the iPad to photograph the violations. The photographs are automatically entered into the inspection record.
Step 3: Upload Data & Print
After the inspection is completed, the code enforcement inspector uploads the inspection data, making the information immediately available to the public. Upon returning to the car, the inspector uses the MVCCES application to print a notice of violation and inspection report.
Step 4: Post Notice
While still at the inspection site, the code enforcement inspector posts the printed notice of violation and inspection report on the property.