Property Maintenance Code

The International Property Maintenance Code sets out minimum maintenance requirements for existing structures and surrounding property in Bowling Green. Property maintenance promotes safety and sanitation of:

  • Interior and Exterior of Structures
  • Surrounding Property
  • Light and Ventilation Units
  • Occupancy Levels and Use
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Mechanical and Electrical Wiring and Components
  • Means of Egress and Fire-Safety Mechanisms

2015 International Property Maintenance Code
Hard copy IPMC books can be found in the Bowling Green Clerk’s office or at City Hall Annex. You may also purchase the IPMC book as a personal reference.

Zoning Ordinance (Article 7)
Contains penalty and fine descriptions for property code violations, zoning violations, and acts of non-compliance for habitual violators.

Bowling Green City Ordinance (Chapter 27)
Governs maximum fines and hearing procedures for property code violations, compliance measures, rules for citation notices, and the standards enforced for specific violations.

Temporary Sign Ordinance
The temporary sign ordinance was established in 2001, and regulates the number, location, size, height, and illumination of on premise signs. The ordinance was created in order to reduce visual clutter within the community and to allow businesses to implement advertising on their premises. On April 1, 2011, this process has been streamlined to help businesses make advertising choices that are more cost effective. outlines the permitting process and procedures

You may also view our Common Violations page to see a list of our most commonly reported complaints.
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