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Property & Buildings

Blight Complaints - Private Property

Please use this request if you observe blight within city boundaries on private property. This would include deteriorating and dilapidated buildings with such features as broken windows, collapsed roofs, hanging gutters, graffiti, and/or missing siding.

Contact Name: Code Enforcement
Contact Phone: 859-292-2323

Blight Complaints - Public Property

Please use the is request if you witness blight within the City's public spaces, including rights-of-way or parks. This would include broken equipment, graffiti, or other damage.

Contact Name: Allison Donaldson
Contact Phone: 859-292-2292
Contact E-Mail: adonaldson@covingtonky.gov

Covington Community Developer Initiative (CCDI)

In late 2014, the Covington Community Developer Initiative program (CCDI) was launched to help transfer vacant and abandoned properties into the hands of owners who will return the property to a safe and productive condition.  Since its initiation, CCDI has facilitated the return of over twenty vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. Participants in the program have ranged from developers with significant rehabilitation experience to neighbors to vacant parcels who have transformed unmaintained land into more desirable space.
 
Because the City does not own these vacant and abandoned properties, they must be acquired through the foreclosure process. In order to foreclose on a vacant and abandoned property, the City must hold an interest in the property in the form of delinquent taxes or nuisance liens. While a majority of vacant and abandoned properties will qualify for the program, the first step is to  determine whether there are delinquent taxes or liens against the property. From there, all applicants must be in good standing with the City and present a preliminary plan outlining their proposal.

Once a foreclosure complaint is filed against the property, the process will take approximately 8-10 months before the property is transferred to the program participant. The participant will be responsible for all costs of the foreclosure action and acquisition and will execute an agreement with the City to redevelop the property according to an approved development plan.

To learn more about participating in CCDI either as a developer with rehabilitation experience or as a neighbor to property owner send an email to: CCDI@covingtonky.gov.

 

Contact E-Mail: CCDI@covingtonky.gov

Evictions - Landlords

The City of Covington is not involved in the eviction process unless the property involved is a Section 8 rental. For questions or issues related to evictions please contact a private attorney.

Evictions are filed with Kenton County District Court.

The Community Services Dept. provides a listing of eviction complaints to be used as a resource of landlords. Please see the Listing of Complaints for Restitution of Premises (eviction) filed in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton District Courts since 2009. These lists are updated weekly. Please contact individual County offices for any questions pertaining to these lists.

Covington has adopted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA), which lists the legal responsibilities of landlords and tenants. See Title XV, Chapter 153 of the City's Code of Ordinances.

Contact Name: Kenton County District Court
Contact Phone: 859-292-6521

Evictions - Tenants

The City of Covington is not involved in the eviction process unless the property involved is a Section 8 rental. For questions or issues related to evictions please contact a private attorney or Legal Aid at 859-431-8200.

Evictions are filed with Kenton County District Court.

Covington has adopted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA), which lists the legal responsibilities of landlords and tenants. See Title XV, Chapter 153 of the City's Code of Ordinances.

 

Property - Code Violations

Please use this service request type to report any identified code violations observed on residential or commercial property within the City. Code Enforcement staff will investigate the complaint within 20 business days depending upon the request.

Contact Name: Code Enforcement
Contact Phone: 859-292-2323

Vacant Property Maintenance

Please use this service request type to request trash removal and/or grass cutting on lots with trash or high grass/weed issues. Please also use this request type to secure a structure on a vacant property, such as an open door or window.

Contact Name: Code Enforcement
Contact Phone: 859-292-2323

Zoning Concerns

Please use this service type request to inquire about any private property use or improvement concerns. Also, use this service type request to confirm whether or not a permit has been issued for a certain activity. 

Contact Name: Zoning Office
Contact Phone: 859-292-2135

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