The Property Maintenance Division is charged with eliminating blight and building safety hazards and promotes building repair and renovation through education and enforcement to protect the public health, safety and quality of life.
Property Maintenance Code Enforcement
We receive about 6,000 requests for service each year. These requests include tenant complaints about poor housing conditions and neighbor complaints of blight on commercial and residential buildings and premises.
- Resource: Common Exterior Code Violations
An inspector will research the complaint and take the appropriate action. You can report complaints by phone at 513-591-6000 or online.
Zoning Code Enforcement
We enforce the provisions of the City of Cincinnati Zoning Code (Section 1400-1451 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code).
Zoning complaints relate to illegal land use issues, including (but not limited to) front yard parking on grass, contractor's yards in residential districts and illegal commercial uses in residential districts.
You can report complaints by phone at 513-591-6000 or online. When filing a complaint, please provide as much information as possible, including the address and suspected illegal use of the property.
Concentrated Code Enforcement
At various times, we perform Concentrated Code Enforcement in the city. Concentrated Code Enforcement is a house-to-house inspection in code enforcement areas.
All buildings in a neighborhood focus area are inspected on the exterior for property maintenance issues. It is a systematic and proactive approach to addressing code violations and is typically performed as part of the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.