A violation letter is issued when a code enforcement officer finds a violation on your property. You are given a certain amount of time to fix this violation (time period will be stated on the letter) before it turns into a citation or a fix and bill. A citation carries a fee, you can either fix the issue and pay the fee or request a court date to be heard on your fine. A fix and bill is usually issued for minor issues such as grass, rubbish, weeds in sidewalk, board up etc. which results in the city hiring a contractor to correct the issue and you will receive a bill for the services. If you are not clear on what the violation letter is referring to you can call the office and ask to speak to the officer that wrote the correction letter. If you need more time you can request an extension by phone and the officer may extend the date if they see necessary.