We’re responsible for upholding city codes regarding environmental, housing, and zoning ordinances. By identifying ordinance violations and responding to citizen complaints within city limits. We serve the public by protecting the health, safety, and environmental stability of South Bend's neighborhoods.
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Violation Types & Procedures
Code Enforcement is responsible for identifying ordinance violations and responding to citizen complaints within city limits. Please see Code Enforcement Overview for more information.
The most common types of violations are:
- Tall Grass
- Uncontrolled Dumping
- Traffic Obstructions
- Snow Removal
- Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles
- Substandard Housing Conditions (ex: broken windows or doors, no heat, dilapidated flooring, vacant and abandoned properties, structural issues, etc.)
- Zoning Violations (ex: conducting a business in a residential neighborhood, multiple families residing in a single family structure, garage or trailer used as a residence, etc.)
Inspector Areas Map
Inspector Contact Information
Chief Inspector – Jim W. 574-245-6060
- Areas 1, 2 & 3: Vacant
- Areas 4, 5 & 6: Steve S. 574-245-6059
Commonly Requested Forms
Invoice Dispute (not to be used for disputing ordinance violations/tickets)
Please mail completed forms to:
227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 1300s
South Bend, IN 46601
Current Vacant & Abandoned, Demolition & RSVP Lists
Open Data about Code Enforcement can be found on the City’s Open Data Portal.
Please follow this link to view lists. These lists are updated weekly.
For information about organizing a neighborhood cleanup, please view brochure and call 311 (574-233-0311) to schedule!
Lead Safety Information
News & Announcements
227 West Jefferson Blvd. Suite 1300 S South Bend, Indiana 46601
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm