Code Enforcement protects the health, welfare and safety of our citizens by actively preventing deterioration in our communities. Maintenance of streets and neighborhoods makes Bowling Green the best place to raise families and work productively.
Objective of Code Enforcement Officers is to achieve code compliance in our neighborhoods by exposing property maintenance violations. Substandard structures, improper signage, traffic and parking nuisances pose a threat to sanitary conditions and quality of our neighborhoods.
Maintenance standards include:
Violations may be reported online, by phone or be exposed by regular target inspections and roaming by Code Enforcement Officers.
Code Enforcement may receive Orders to:
- Repair/Demolish Substandard Structures
- Inoperable Vehicle, Debris or Eye Sore Removal
- Cut Overgrown Weeds, Shrubbery or Lawns
- Inspection of Section 8 Rental Properties
- Apply Fines pursuant to Code Enforcement Board Final Orders.
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.
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 outlines process for permitting temporary signs.