Property Maintenance Codes

City Property Maintenance Code
The City of Henderson has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code, which is designed to provide safe housing for all residents, as the standard for all property maintenance issues.

Common property maintenance violations include:
  • Unlicensed and / or inoperable vehicles on private property (vehicles on the street should be reported to the police department)
  • Unsafe structures
Code Enforcement also administers the general nuisance ordinance of the City of Henderson. The code inspectors are responsible for enforcing this ordinance to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of our city.

Common general nuisance violations include:
  • Tall grass and weeds (over 10 inches)
  • Trash
  • Right-of-way maintenance
  • Sight triangle violations
Outline of Code Enforcement Process
Most property maintenance / general nuisance complaints are called in anonymously by a concerned citizen. The complaint is then investigated to verify whether an actual violation exists. In some instances, other violations are noted as the inspector is out in the field. Whether a complaint is received from the public or the violation is noted by an inspector, the process of enforcement is the same.
  • Once a violation has been noted, the property owner of record is notified and given a reasonable period of time to voluntarily comply with the corrective action
  • A follow-up inspection is performed to determine whether the violation was corrected
  • Although it is our goal to encourage voluntary compliance to correct such violations, if compliance has not been achieved, the inspector has several options in which to proceed depending on the severity of the situation
Board of Appeals - Housing and Buildings
Property owners have the right to file an appeal on property maintenance decisions within 30 days of the initial violation notice. Appeals to the City of Henderson Board of Appeals - Housing and Buildings are filed with this office and placed on the agenda for the next scheduled hearing. The Board of Appeals meets on the fourth Monday of every other month beginning in January.