The City of Hillsboro, Ohio

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What are the most common code violations?

A: High Grass and/or noxious weeds, Inoperable motor vehicles, improperly maintained vacant structure, parking on sidewalks, unsanitary conditions and sight obstructions at intersections due to trees/bushes.

Q: How does the City know when a violation exists?

A: A possible violation can be received either by phone, in person, in writing, or the Code Enforcement Officer may, in the course of their duties, observe a potential violation. Once received, the reported violation is investigated before any official action is taken; if no actual violation is observed no further action is taken.

Q: How can I report a violation?

A: Violations can be reported by calling (937) 393-5219, in person at 130 N. High Street, Hillsboro OH 45133 or using the online Violation Reporting Form.

Q: If I report a violation, is my information kept confidential?

A: Personal information is not required in order to report a violation. However any information provided is considered public record.

Q: How am I notified of a violation?

A: The person and/or property owner responsible for the violation is notified via letter. This letter can be posted on the property and/or sent via certified mail.

Q: What if I have questions about a violation?

A: You may call the Code Enforcement Officer at (937) 393-5219 to discuss and explain the specifics of any violation.

Q: How many days do I have to correct a violation?

A: In most cases once a violation notice is received the property owner has ten days to correct the violation, unless a hazardous condition is created, in which case the correction time may be reduced or immediate. Additional time may be granted in unusual circumstances.

Q: Are re-inspections done to see if the property has complied?

A: Yes, usually following the date of expected compliance.

Q: I have rental property in the City of Hillsboro. Am I responsible for violations caused by the tenant?

A: Yes. All landlords/rental property owners are responsible for the actions of the tenants as it applies to public nuisances and other code enforcement items. Any citations will be sent to the landlord/property owner, who will be responsible for abatement of the nuisance and payment of any applicable fees.

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