Bill Brocklesby assumed Code Enforcement Officer duties in November 2013. Bill's responsibilities focus on animal cases, with an emphasis on code violations pertaining to dogs. Two other areas of value to the community as a result of the Code Enforcement Officer's efforts are handling weed and sidewalk snow removal complaints. During 2014 the Code Enforcement Officer responded to or was assigned with 891 animal-related calls. Of those, 25 were related to vicious dog incidents. In addition to animal incidents, he responded to 35 weed complaints and 172 abandoned bicycle retrievals. A separate responsibility performed exceptionally by the Code Enforcement Officer is deployment of our radar trailer throughout the City.
The department continues to work in partnership with the Humane Society of the Palouse through a personal services agreement. In 2014 the Animal Shelter took in 206 cats and 343 dogs were adopted. Moscow City Code title 10-5-2 requires that all dogs be registered with the City of Moscow or the Humane Society. Dog licenses may be purchased for the lifetime of the animal for the following costs:
Bicycle licenses are also offered by the Moscow Police Department.