Exterior Maintenance Program
Code Enforcement Hotline: 262-636-9500
Building Inspection Code Enforcement Division
The Code Enforcement Division will promote healthy neighborhoods through enforcement activities which will focus on both residential and commercial properties throughout the city. The objective of the division is to enforce building, maintenance and health codes as they pertain to property upkeep and the elimination of health hazards caused by the presence of garbage or other adverse exterior conditions.
Items inspected by the Code Enforcement Division include:
- Street numbers
- Exterior walls
- Gutters & downspouts
- Porches, decks & jump platforms
- Stairs, handrails & guardrails
- Windows, storms & screens
- Exterior lighting
- Accessory buildings (garages, sheds)
- Grass & Weeds
- Trash, debris
- Junk cars
- Vehicle repair
- Cars on grass
- (Possibly graffiti if it is not being handled by the police)
- (Possibly animal feces if it is not being handled by the health department)
If you have a complaint about an exterior maintenance problem, please fill out our
ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM
Other agencies and services to help you with your Exterior Maintenance concerns:
Neighborhood Watch 637-5711
Conflict Resolution 635-3327
Department of Public Works 636-9126
Your District Alderman
1. Where do I call to make a complaint?
2. How long will it take to get my neighbors to fix up their home?
3. Can I park my vehicle on paving bricks?
4. What do I do about my neighbor's trees/bushes that are hanging over onto my side of the property?
5. Is it possible to receive an extension on my orders?
6. Will my neighbor know if I complained about them?
7. Should I contact my alderman if I have a complaint?
8. Where can I get help to fix my residence because I have no money?
9. How do I figure out where my lot lines are?
10. My neighbor has a fence/bushes blocking the alley/driveway and I cannot see when I am going to pull out into the street, what should I do?
11. My neighbor's downspout is pouring water into my property, what should I do?
12. Who do I call when I want to dig? (post holes for fences, decks etc.)
13. What should I do if I see someone dumping garbage on my property?
* What are the general requirements for collection of solid waste?
* What are the rules and regulations for the City of Racine Bulky waste site?
* What are the regulations for garbage containers?
* What happens when you've been Vandalized by Graffiti?
* Curb and Alley Collection of Solid Waste
* Sidewalk Snow Removal Regulations
* Other FAQs
1. The Code Enforcement Division's phone number is 262-636-9500.
2. The orders will be for 30 days initially and it may be possible for them to receive an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
3. Yes, you may park your vehicle on paving bricks as long as you are parking in an approved area to the side or rear of the residence. Paving bricks are an acceptable approved surface as well as 2 inches of asphalt or concrete. Paving bricks may not be put in the City Parkway.
4. This is a civil matter between you and your neighbor and it is best to try and solve it between the two of you. If this causes a conflict you may contact your own lawyer or you may call Conflict Resolution at 262-635-3327.
5. This is up to the issuing inspector.
6. No, all of the complaints are anonymous. You may leave your name and phone number if you would like us to contact you with our results on the matter.
7. We are the direct route to take if you have a valid complaint. The alderman will receive a copy of any orders that we will be sending out.
8. You may be eligible for a low-income loan or grant. You may call the Housing department at 262-636-9197.
9. The City Assessor will provide you with a lot size. We cannot tell you where your lot lines are. If you want to know where your lot lines are, it is best to hire a private surveyor out of the phone book to survey your property.
10. Fill out the online complaint form or call in a complaint at 262-636-9500.
11. Fill out the online complaint form or call in a complaint at 262-636-9500.
12. Call Diggers Hotline at 1-800-242-8511.
13. If this person is driving a vehicle try to get a license plate number, the color and or model of the vehicle. Then call the police department Non-Emergency number as soon as possible. 262-635-7704