Elkton Kentucky

Code Enforcement

 

The City created a Code Enforcement Board in order to provide another option to enforce noncompliance with city ordinances, rather than taking property owners and residents to District Court. The city appoints citation officers, who have the responsibility of inspecting city properties for code violations. All citations issued by a citation officer must be confirmed or denied by the Code Enforcement Board.

View and Download: Code Enforcement Board Ordinance

Contact Citation Officer Justin Moberly

Email: jmoberly@elktonky.com
Phone: 270.265.9877
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri – 8 am to 10 am

 

 

Lienholder Notification 

In accordance with KRS § 65.8836, the City of Elkton is providing the information on the Code Enforcement Database Page to lienholders who may have an interest in these properties. Individuals and entities, including but not limited to lienholders, may register with the city to receive monthly electronic notification of final orders when the Code Enforcement Database Page is updated.

To register to receive the monthly email notification when cases go public, follow this link to the Account Creation Page.

 

What is a Code Enforcement Board?
The creation of a CEB was authorized by the State of Kentucky to allow local governments to issue remedial orders and to impose civil fines as an inexpensive alternative to ensure compliance with local ordinances. The only other alternative a City has to enforce local ordinances is to take the case to court, which takes a lot of time and money for both the City and the offender.

What Ordinances are enforced by the Code Enforcement Board?
When the Code Enforcement Board was created, the City Council established what City Ordinances would be enforced by the Citation Officer and Code Enforcement Board. Generally, the Citation Officers enforces regulations relating to nuisances, animals, occupational license taxes and zoning permits.
View and Download: Ordinances Enforced by the Citation Officer 

What are the amounts of fines assessed by the Citation Officer and CEB?
The amount of the fine issued depends on the city ordinance violated. Also, as the number of violations of the same ordinances increases, so does the amount of the fine.

35.106 ORDINANCE FINE SCHEDULE.

     Violations of ordinances that are enforced by the Code Enforcement Board shall be subject to the following schedule of civil fines:

     (A)  If a citation for a violation of an ordinance is not contested by the person charged with the violation, the person may elect to pay the minimum penalties set forth in this division (A).

Violated First
Offense
Second Offense Third and
Other Offenses
90.02 Animals $25 $50 $100
91.31 Streets and Sidewalk Obstruction $25 $50 $100
91.32 Materials on Street or Sidewalk $25 $50 $100
92.03(A) Dangerous Trees $50 $100 $150
92.03(B) Accumulation of Rubbish $25 $50 $100
92.03(C) Storage of Explosives $50 $100 $150
92.03(D) Weeds and Grass $25 $50 $100
92.03(E) Open Wells $50 $100 $150
92.03(F) Trees and Shrubbery $25 $50 $100
92.03(G) Keeping of Animals $25 $50 $100
92.03(H) Junk; Scrap Metal; motor vehicles $25 $50 $100
92.03(I) Dilapidated Structures $100 $150 $200
92.03(J) Electrified fence $25 $50 $100
92.03(K) Garbage and refuse containers $25 $50 $100
95 Cemeteries $25 $50 $100
98.02 Display of House Numbers $25 $50 $100
110 Occupational License Taxes $25 $50 $100
114 Yard Sale Permit Required $5 $10 $20
151 Zoning $25 $50 $100
Property Maintenance Code $25 $50 $100

     (B)  If the citation is contested and a hearing before the Code Board is required, the following maximum penalties may be imposed at the discretion of the Code Board:

Violated First Offense Second Offense Third and Other Offenses
90.02 Animals $50 $100 $200
91.31 Streets and Sidewalk Obstruction  

$50

 

$100

 

$200

91.32 Materials on Street or Sidewalk $50 $100 $200
92.03(A) Dangerous Trees $100 $200 $300
92.03(B) Accumulation of Rubbish $50 $100 $200
92.03(C) Storage of Explosives $100 $200 $300
92.03(D) Weeds and Grass $50 $100 $200
92.03(E) Open Wells $100 $200 $300
92.03(F) Trees and Shrubbery $50 $100 $200
92.03(G) Keeping of Animals $50 $100 $200
92.03(H) Junk; Scrap Metal; motor vehicles $50 $100 $200
92.03(I) Dilapidated Structures $200 $300 $400
92.03(J) Electrified fence $50 $100 $200
92.03(K) Garbage and refuse containers $50 $100 $200
95 Cemeteries $50 $100 $200
98.02 Display of House Numbers $50 $100 $200
110 Occupational License Taxes $50 $100 $200
114 Yard Sale permit Required $10 $20 $40
151 Zoning $50-$100 $100-

$500

$200-$1,000
Property Maintenance Code $50 $100 $200

     (C)  If the person charged with a violation does not elect to pay the minimum civil fine and does not contest the citation by requesting a hearing within the time prescribed, or, if the alleged violator requests a hearing before the Board and fails to appear at the hearing, the Code Enforcement Board shall enter a final order determining the violation was committed and impose the civil fine set forth below:

Violated First
Offense
Second Offense Third and
Other Offenses
90.02 Animals $50 $100 $200
91.31 Streets and Sidewalk Obstruction  

$50

 

$100

 

$200

91.32 Materials on Street or Sidewalk $50 $100 $200
92.03(A) Dangerous Trees $100 $200 $300
92.03(B) Accumulation of Rubbish $50 $100 $200
92.03(C) Storage of Explosives $100 $200 $300
92.03(D) Weeds and Grass $50 $100 $200
92.03(E) Open Wells $100 $200 $300
92.03(F) Trees and Shrubbery $50 $100 $200
92.03(G) Keeping of Animals $50 $100 $200
92.03(H) Junk; Scrap Metal; motor vehicles $50 $100 $200
92.03(I) Dilapidated Structures $200 $300 $400
92.03(J) Electrified fence $50 $100 $200
92.03(K) Garbage and refuse containers $50 $100 $200
95 Cemeteries $50 $100 $200
98.02 Display of House Numbers $50 $100 $200
110 Occupational License Taxes $50 $100 $200
114 Yard Sale permit Required $10 $20 $40
151 Zoning $50-$100 $100-

$500

$200-$1,000
Property Maintenance Code $50 $100 $200

     (D)  Upon the fourth offense for the same violation, if the Code Enforcement Board finds that a violation did exist, the Board shall enter a final order imposing a daily fine in the amount set forth in division (C) above for third and other offenses, which shall accrue up to a maximum amount of $5,000. The daily fine shall begin on the date the final order is issued until the day the Code Enforcement Officer declares the violation cured. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to request an inspection by the Code Enforcement Officer to certify the violation has been cured.