Code Enforcement Process

Protocol
The City of South Hutchinson conducts code enforcement on a complaint basis. Code Enforcement cases are also sometimes initiated by staff action when issues are in plain sight and creating a nuisance.
  1. A complaint comes into the office.
  2. Code Enforcement makes a visit to the site to validate the complaint.
  3. Code Enforcement makes contact with the property owner either in person or by mail to explain the complaint and give them a reasonable time to abate the complaint.
  4. If abatement has not occurred in the reasonable time given a citation will be issued for appearance in Municipal Court.
The City has adopted the 2012 ICC Property Maintenance Code. The code provides details as to the infractions and minimum standards for maintaining property.

Common Code Violations
  • Exterior property maintenance: rubbish, garbage, etc.
  • Structures in disrepair or unsafe
  • Unlicensed or inoperable vehicles
  • Weeds and grass in excess of 12 inches in height
Learn More About Code Enforcement
To learn more, please call City Hall at (620) 663-7104. Code Enforcement violations can also be reported online by following this link.