FAQ - Legal Department
Visit the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's website or call 574.235.9544
I have filed for bankruptcy or my property is in foreclosure, why am I getting letters and invoices regarding Code Enforcement issues?
Even if the debtor surrenders the property in bankruptcy, or if the property is the subject of a foreclosure action, the debtor is still the owner and therefore legally responsible for the property. Unless the owner has a recorded deed showing a transfer of ownership from their possession, the owner is still responsible for the property and the City is still obligated to send letters and notices to the owner on record. If a transfer of ownership has occurred, please send a copy of the recorded deed to the Legal Department, the City will then pass this information along to the Department of Code Enforcement, and you will no longer receive code violation notifications.
- How do I pay off a judgment on a City lawsuit?
- How do I set up payment arrangements for a judgment on a City lawsuit?
- The City has sued me in Small Claims Court. Who do I contact if I have a question?
- I wrote a check to the City and it has bounced. Who do I call?
Contact the Legal Department at 574.235.9241 if you have questions regarding a City lawsuit.