We’re responsible for upholding city codes regarding environmental, housing, and zoning ordinances. By identifying ordinance violations and responding to citizen complaints within city limits. We serve the public by protecting the health, safety, and environmental stability of South Bend's neighborhoods.
Violation Types & Procedures
Neighborhood Services & Enforcement (formerly Code Enforcement) is responsible for identifying ordinance violations and responding to citizen complaints within city limits. Please see Neighborhood Services & Enforcement Overview for more information.
The most common types of violations are:
- Tall Grass
- Uncontrolled Dumping
- Traffic Obstructions
- Snow Removal
- Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles
- Substandard Housing Conditions (ex: broken windows or doors, no heat, dilapidated flooring, vacant and abandoned properties, structural issues, etc.)
- Zoning Violations (ex: conducting a business in a residential neighborhood, multiple families residing in a single family structure, garage or trailer used as a residence, etc.)
Case Information Lookup
To view information about an open case (including photos), please visit the Citizen Access Portal
Inspector Areas Map
To see who your inspector is, please view the Neighborhood Services & Enforcement Inspector Areas Map. An interactive map can be viewed here.
Inspector Contact Information
Chief Inspector – Jim W. 574-245-6060
- Areas 1, 2 & 3 – Dena C. 574-245-6096
- Areas 4, 5 & 6 – Cornelius J. 574-235-5526
Commonly Requested Forms
Access to Public Records Form or Access to Public Records – Fillable Form
City Owned Property Application
Invoice Dispute (not to be used for disputing ordinance violations/tickets)
Landlord Registration or Register online
Vacant & Abandoned Registration Form
Please mail completed forms to:
Neighborhood Services & Enforcement
227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 1300s
South Bend, IN 46601
Current Vacant & Abandoned, Demolition & RSVP Lists
Open Data about Neighborhood Services & Enforcement can be found on the City’s Open Data Portal.
Tend the Bend Cleanups
For information about organizing a Tend the Bend cleanup, please view brochure and email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule!
2020 and forward can be found within the Department of Community Investment’s Annual Report.
Lead Safety Information
Discover information on lead exposure, risks, repair and much more.
Renovate Right Information or Remodelar Correctamente
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227 West Jefferson Blvd. Suite 1300 S South Bend, Indiana 46601
Hours of Operations
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm