Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement in Lawrence Kansas

Address and phone number for Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement, a Code Enforcement, at West 27th Street, Lawrence KS.


Name
Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement
Address
2108 West 27th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66047
Phone
785-331-1343
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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About the Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement

The Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement, located in Lawrence, KS, ensures compliance with Lawrence codes and other regulations. The Code Enforcement Office is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures set by the government, including at the Kansas state and federal levels. Code Enforcement ensures a safe community by enforcing compliance with codes and investigating code violations.

You may contact Code Enforcement for questions about:
  • Lawrence code compliance reviews
  • Building standards and local code in Lawrence
  • Municipal codes, regulations, and local ordinances
  • Filing a complaint
  • Looking up code violations
  • Lawrence code violations appeals
Lawrence Code Enforcement

The Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement is responsible for code enforcement in Lawrence. This includes building codes, fire codes, zoning regulations, health codes, property maintenance regulations, housing codes, trash disposal requirements, and noise ordinances. The office also provides information on Douglas County municipal codes and regulations that Lawrence residents and property owners must follow. These include local ordinances, Kansas state requirements, and federal codes.

Enforcement of Code Violations in Lawrence

The Code Enforcement Office investigates reports of code violations and works with property owners to correct violations. In most instances, Code Enforcement officials grant property owners a deadline to address the code violation before issuing an official notice of violation. In Lawrence, Code Enforcement re-inspects properties to ensure the corrective action addresses the code violation. If property owners do not take corrective action, the Lawrence government can take additional action, including abatement actions such as removing junked vehicles, removing overgrown vegetation, or demolition of dangerous buildings or structures. Property owners must pay the cost of abatement.

Appealing a Code Violation

The Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement provides a process to appeal a code violation. Certain violations may require a hearing, while others can be appealed online. Lawrence residents who receive a code violation can contact the Code Enforcement Office for more information about appealing a code violation in Douglas County.

Code Violations and Complaints

Lawrence residents can contact Code Enforcement to report a suspected code violation or to file a complaint against a property owner. The Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement investigates complaints of code violations to determine whether to issue a notice of violation. In addition to addressing complaints, the office also monitors Lawrence properties for potential violations.

Contact the Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement

You may contact the Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement by calling 785-331-1343, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Douglas County Zoning & Code Enforcement, 2108 West 27th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66047.