Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officers are employees working in the City’s city hall whose focus is on promoting health and safety in neighborhoods and increasing awareness and information about the City policies and Municipal Codes.  They investigate potential code violations in response to citizen complaints and actively patrol for violations of property maintenance standards.

Submit a concern or complaint by calling (502) 449-5000 or email Code@ShivelyKY.GOV.  Please provide the address of the property you are calling about and as much information as possible.  Any information you provide will remain confidential to the extent permitted by law.

Common Code Enforcement Violations:

  • Parking car, boats, trailers in yard
  • Broken Fences
  • Dead or overgrown grass/weeds
  • Excessive Debris or Building Materials
  • Graffiti
  • Visible Storage
  • Lienholder Notification Registration

Final Orders Notification
House Bill 422, an act relating to local code enforcement, was adopted by the 2016 KY 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 Shively Code Enforcement Board or City of Shively Code Officials. The electronic notifications will be sent out at least no less than once per month.

A “Final Order” means any order:
1. Issued by the Code Enforcement Board
2. Issued by a City Code Official because a violator neither paid nor contested the citation within fourteen (14) days
3. Issued by a City Code Official because a violator failed to appear at a hearing the violator requested to contest the citation

If you would like to sign up to receive monthly notifications about properties with final orders, register by filling out the form Lienholder Registration Notification, Lienholder Notification Registration.

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