Code Enforcement

About Our Division

The Code Enforcement Division protects the health and safety of Covington residents by enforcing Property Maintenance, Nuisance, and Zoning codes. The goals of the division are to increase residents’ quality of life, improve the aesthetics of neighborhoods, eliminate blight, preserve property values, and reduce crime.

Staff conducts periodic on-site inspections of properties, responds to complaints, and issues citations as needed. Note that it can takes months or longer for cases to wind their way through the process.‚Äč

Property Maintenance Issues:

  • Residents can report concerns (such as trash and tall weeds, missing gutters and downspouts, standing water, broken sanitary waste systems, and unsafe trees) in one of three ways:

    You will need to provide the address of the property, a description of the issue, and the date and time you noticed the problem.

Rental Issues:

  • To report a concern on a rental property, residents can:

    You will need to provide the address of the property, a description of the issue, the date and time you noticed the problem, whether you’re a tenant or landlord, and your contact information.

  • To respond to a notice from the City, such as a notice of violation, call Code Enforcement Manager Walt Mace at (859) 292-2143.

  • (Kentucky) Uniform Landlord and Tenant Act

Permits/licenses

Landlords in Covington must obtain three licenses/permits:

Code Enforcement Hearing Board:

The Code Enforcement Hearing Board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to hear appeals of citations for exterior code violations.

Other Code Enforcement Responsibilities:

Contact Information:


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