Property Maintenance Codes


On July 1, 2017, the City of Henderson implemented a new code enforcement ordinance that will govern all violations of property maintenance, nuisance, and other related codes and ordinances.  For a copy of the new ordinance, please click the link below.
Ordinance establishing a Code Enforcement Board

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 and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of our city.
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
  • Tall grass and weeds (over 10 inches)
  • Trash

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