Code enforcement issues, resolutions being pursued at record rates

PDS zoning officials provide code enforcement services for 15 jurisdictions covering approximately 135 square miles in Kenton County. The purpose of code enforcement is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents by enforcing each municipality’s codes in an efficient, consistent, and fair manner.

Since March 1 of this year, PDS zoning officials have opened 561 new code enforcement cases and closed 448 cases. Averaging five new cases per day, PDS staff has maintained a near 80 percent abatement rate for code violations.

“PDS code enforcement efforts are complaint based,” said Dennis Uchtman, PDS’ codes administrator. “As such, not every ‘wrong’ constitutes a code violation.”

PDS will continue to address issues in a prompt, professional manner while encouraging voluntary compliance and responsible property maintenance practices. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact PDS offices at 859.331.8980.