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Code Enforcement

Code enforcement inspectors play a crucial role in promoting a safe and healthy community by ensuring compliance with city ordinances. This can encourage investments, safeguard property values and nurture civic pride. Their responsibilities include:

  • Conducting routine inspections of properties to check for code violations
  • Identifying and documenting violations.
  • Notifying property owners and residents of code violations and providing information on how to correct the issue.
  • Monitoring and tracking the progress of property owners and residents addressing and correcting violations.
  • Keeping detailed records of inspections, violations and actions taken by the property owner or resident to correct the issue.
  • Taking enforcement actions when property owners and residents do not address the violations. These actions may include issuing citations, fines and even initiating legal proceedings.

How to Report a Violation

Citizens are encouraged to report violations when they see them. You can do this by submitting a report online or by calling 618-242-6830.

Common Violations

The most common violations are:

  • Tall grass
  • Junk
  • Weeds
  • Debris
  • Vehicles that do not operate and do not have a current license.

Contact Information

Engineering and Inspections Administration
1100 Main Street
Mount Vernon IL 62864

Phone (618) 242 - 6830

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Brad Ruble
City Engineer

Kevin Gatewood
Building Inspector


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