Sioux Falls saw a 3 percent drop in code violations from 2011 to 2012, according to enforcement data presented Tuesday to the City Council.
Kevin Smith, assistant director of planning and building services for the city, said the code enforcement division opened 5,760 cases in 2012 and found 4,889 violations (the remainder were judged invalid).
Three-quarters of those violations were resolved before a citation was issued; all told, the city collected $173,719 in fines.
By comparison, in 2011 the city opened 7,893 code enforcement cases and found 5,042 violations. About 88 percent of those violations were resolved before a citation was issued, and the city collected $164,524.
Update: Smith sends over total violations for 2009 (3,927) and 2010 (4,805).