Residential Maintenance Codes

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To keep Prairie Village looking great, the City has adopted ordinances regulating property maintenance in residential areas.  If you need or want help with repairs, Click Here.

Reporting a Code Violation

If you think a property in your neighborhood is not being maintained in compliance with City Codes, report a code violation online or contact a Code Enforcement Officer:

North of 75th Street
South of 75th Street
 Cindy Gaunt
 Derek Wright
 913-385-4605  913-385-4679
 cgaunt@pvkansas.com  dwright@pvkansas.com

 

Upon receiving the complaint, a Code Enforcement Officer will perform an inspection of the property. If violations are observed, the owner/resident will be notified of the violation and instructed to correct the violation(s).

When reporting a code violation, provide the following information to help the Code Enforcement Officer respond to your complaint:

  • Provide the exact address of the alleged violation. 
  • Clearly describe the violation you observed at the address. 
  • Your name, address, and telephone number which will allow the Code Enforcement Officer to contact you if further information about your complaint is required.

The Code Enforcement Process

When a violation is identified, the owner/resident will be notified of the violation and given an opportunity to correct it.

Depending on the type of violation, the estimated cost of bringing the property into compliance, and the past history of code violations at the property, the owner/resident will be given up to 30 days to bring the property into compliance with City Codes.

If violations are not corrected in the time determined by a Code Enforcement Officer, a Notice to Appear in Municipal Court (ticket) may be issued. When this occurs, the owner/resident must appear in Court.

Upon conviction in Municipal Court, violators may be required to pay fines and/or serve time in jail.

In some situations (tall weeds and grass, immediate hazards) the City may make arrangements to have the violation abated. When this occurs, the property owner must pay for the costs of abatement. If the property owner fails to do so, City will place a special assessment against the property.

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