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Code Enforcement

The City of Hopkinsville contracts with Community and Development Services (formerly the Planning Commission) to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public through enforcement of building and other codes as part of efforts to eliminate blight throughout the city.

The public is encouraged to use the information below to become more familiar with the local code enforcement process. 

Note: These code enforcement summaries are provided for informational pursposes only.  To the extent that any conflict arises between any summary and an adopted ordinance, the ordinance shall supercede.

Report a Property
To report a blighted property, overgrown yard/tree, or junk/abandoned vehicle, click here anytime or call (270) 887-4285 Monday - Friday between 7am and 6pm.

Find Out How the Code Enforcement Process Works
See a step-by-step explanation of what happens after a property is reported for code enforcement.

See the Code Enforcement Board Hearing Schedule
Code Enforcement Board meetings are open to the public and held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:45pm in the Council Chamber of the Hopkinsville Municipal Center located at 715 South Virginia Street.  Click here to find out when the next meeting will be and review agendas from past meetings.

Locate Blighted Property Records
Click here to see records of Code Enforcement Board fines and final orders.

Donate Property

The Landbank Authority (LBA) was established by ordinance in 2007 to put property back into productive use.  Owners who no longer want to maintain their property, have multiple liens against their property, or no longer need the property may offer the property to the LBA. 

At its discretion, the LBA may execute the Option Agreement and utilize the property for future development projects.  Upon LBA execution and acceptance of the Option Agreement, the property owner will no longer be responsible to maintain the property or pay the liens placed on the property.

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Learn About Us
Code Enforcement was established by city ordinance in 2002 as a division within Community & Development Services (formerly the Planning Commission) to ensure occupied houses meet basic property maintenance standards.  Over the years, additional ordinances have been adopted to strengthen local beautification and property maintenance efforts.