Code Enforcement works to protect, promote, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens residing within the City that has the authority to issue remedial orders and impose fines in order to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective, and inexpensive method of ensuring compliance with the ordinances in force within the City.
How do I report a suspected violation to Code Enforcement?
You can report suspected violations by calling Building Inspector Doug Gilbert at (606) 864-8401.
Please Note: All complaints are prioritized as they are received; therefore, public safety issues will take priority over all other matters.
Who are the Code Enforcement Officers?
A city police officer, fire chief safety officer, citation officer, or other public law enforcement officer or Superintendent of the London Utility Commission or Supervisor of the Street and Sanitation Department with the authority to issue a citation.
What is a “Final Order”?
- Issued by the code enforcement board in accordance with Section 10(e) of this ordinance;
- Issued by an assigned hearing officer in accordance with Section 10(e) of this ordinance;
- Created because a violator neither paid nor contested the citation within seven (7) days as provided in Section 9(f) of this ordinance; or
- Created because a violator failed to appear at a hearing the violator requested to contest the citation as provided in Section 10(c) of this ordinance.
Final Orders Notification
House Bill 422, an act relating to local code enforcement, was adopted by the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin.
The bill consolidates code enforcement provisions, including nuisance codes. The bill also extends lien priority provisions to all code enforcement violations code. Local governments have a right to a lien for fines, fees, and charges for violations of local code enforcement ordinances, which lien may be superior to those of prior lienholders. Local governments must implement a notification system to lienholders in order to obtain lien priority over previously filed liens. The lienholder has the right to abate the violation or pay all fines, fees, and charges for violations within 45 days of notice.
By signing up for this free electronic notification system, you will receive the Final Orders issued by the City of Bowling Green Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board or City of Bowling Green Code Officials. The electronic notifications will be sent out at least no less than once per week.
A “Final Order” means any order:
- Issued by the Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board
- Issued by a City Code Official because a violator neither paid nor contested the citation within seven (7) days. Citations listed with a status of Pending have 7 days from issuance to appeal.
- Issued by a City Code Official because a violator failed to appear at a hearing the violator requested to contest the citation
An alleged violator may appeal a final order issued by the Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board directly to District Court. An appeal from a final order of a Code Enforcement and Nuisance board following a hearing may be made to the Warren County District Court within thirty (30) days of the date the order is issued.
If no appeal from a final order following a hearing is filed within the time period set above, the order shall be deemed final for all purposes.
The maximum civil fine that may be imposed if the person elects to contest the citation is double the civil fine. If the Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board enforces a per day fine the maximum civil fine is $6,000.00 ($100.00 per day for a maximum
What is an “Imminent Danger”?
A condition that is likely to cause serious or life-threatening injury or death at any time.