Columbus rolls out code enforcement app

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus officials have introduced a new app that aims to make it easier for citizens to report code violations.

City Code Enforcement Officer Tomarris Jones tells The Commercial Dispatch the app, GORequest, officially went up for free on the Apple Store and Google Play last week.

Jones says the app, which the company Government Outreach developed for the city, is another way for people to report violations such as dilapidated structures.

Anyone with the app can use it to report abandoned and unsecured structures, dilapidated structures, junk and debris, weeds or overgrown vegetation and other violations.

Jones says the app allows citizens to submit reports anonymously or with their contact information. It also allows them to add comments.