Code Enforcement Director
Office hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
(859) 491-1600 Ext. 231
The Codes Enforcement Department’s purpose is to enforce the City of Dayton Code of Ordinances, the Kentucky Building Code, the Kentucky Residential Code, the International Residential Code, and the International Property Maintenance Code. These Codes provide minimum requirements that protect life and property for all of us. From time to time I will post questions and answers that will explain certain codes that are being enforced.
If you would like to report a potential code violation, please complete our Code Enforcement Reporting Form.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is an oversized load of trash?
In October of 2007 the City of Dayton entered into an agreement with Republic Services to provide trash pickup. The agreement was to pick up two 90 gallon toter type containers of trash and one large item (such as a couch, chair, or mattress), or four 32 gallon containers and one large item. Anything above this is considered to be an oversized load of trash and will be charged an extra fee to pick it up. It is the responsibility of the person residing at the residence to make arrangements with Republic Services to have the extra trash removed. Call 513-771-4200 and report to the attendant that you have a “hopper load”. The arrangements will be made and the trash will be picked up, the charge at the present time is $20.00 per hopper and will be paid directly to Republic Services. Failure to do this and leaving the trash out on the sidewalk will result in the owner of the property receiving a Citation for an oversized load of trash.
What items need to be wrapped in plastic and why is this required?
City of Dayton Code of Ordinances 50.06 (B) states that all upholstered furniture, cushions, mattresses and the like, and carpet must be securely wrapped in plastic before setting out for trash collection. Failure to do this can and will result in a Citation being issued and can impose a maximum fine of $200.00 per day per offence.
As to why this is required, it is to aid in stopping the spread of bed bugs.
Is there anything that can be done about my neighbor not cleaning up their animal’s waste?
Yes. This is surprisingly a common complaint. The City of Dayton Code of Ordinances address this in Chapter 91. It states that the owner is responsible for cleaning up the excretions from their pet on private or public property. The owner can be fined $50.00 for each day that the violation exists.
What should I do to remedy this situation?
Call the Code Enforcement Department (859-491-1600 ext 231) and report the offense. An Officer will go to the property and investigate. Upon finding that the situation exists, a Notice will be sent to the owner of the property giving (3) days to clean up the yard. Failure to comply will result in the owner being cited to the Code Enforcement Board.