I have a neighbor that has been harassing every worker I have hired to clear and improve my land for the last 4 years. Things have escalated beyond all reasonable attempts asking them to stop. They called the City of Long Beach Building Department dozens of times, even though I had scheduled an inspection prior to starting, obtained permission, and did not require a permit for a small farm pond I dug. The City Building inspector came out to my property at least 4 times, once with the police filming the visit even though no permit was required, no violations were documented, and nothing was ever given to me in writing about what ordinance I had violated. The neighbors repeatedly screamed at my workers, filmed, and recorded over the fence line where they claimed what was being done was illegal. I have confirmed with the MSDEQ I required no permit for my pond, have been working with the US. Army Corps of Engineers (whom my neighbor called to file a complaint), and have confirmed that my activities are exempt under EPA 404 1.f. It's not stopping, I've spent on survey's, lawyers, lost a growing season, will probably lose another, even though I have done nothing wrong.
Not sure that a civil suit is the way to save you money....quite the opposite in fact.
You can seek a no contact order---however, you cannot block your neighbor's rights to call code enforcement---if the authorities feel they are being abused THEY can take action--as can your workers.
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