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Code Violations: Tulsa apartment complex issues highlighted after 2 News investigation

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Jun 25, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — People living in The Crossing at Southern Hills Apartments called the Problem Solvers and Tulsa's Code Enforcement Office for help.

The problem?

Tenants called the Problem Solvers in mid-June when dumpsters overflowed because trash had not been picked up in two weeks.

A leasing agent said the dumpsters got emptied after 2 News asked questions, but photos from someone living in the complex showed the trash surrounding the dumpster didn't get picked up.

WATCH: Tenants want trash cleaned up at Tulsa apartment complex

HEAPS OF TRASH: Tenants want trash cleaned up at Tulsa apartment complex

What happened?

After our story code enforcement went to the complex and issued a work order to its abatement contractor to clean up the trash and board up vacant apartments.

"Code enforcement and our fire marshal's office have been out there to address violations under the maintenance code, the fire code, the nuisance code, and the zoning code," said Kevin Cox with Tulsa's Code Enforcement Office.

2 News called several times to talk the owner and property manager about plans for fixing those violations but have not gotten a call back.

Renters who need help with code enforcement issues in the City of Tulsa just need to call 311 to put in a complaint.

There is no need to fear retaliation from your landlord. Cox said code enforcement keeps the names of those who file complaints confidential.

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