The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for enforcement of the City’s zoning code relative to  property maintenance violations.  Property maintenance issues include but are not limited to:  tall grass & weeds, debris, junk vehicles, etc.  The Zoning Department appreciates citizen engagement relative to code enforcement efforts which benefit all in our community.  

When contacting the city  regarding a suspected violation, you will need to provide the  address of the property  and a brief description of the issue(s).  You can report to us in one of the  following ways:

  • NEW.... Our iWorQ Zoning Software Program offers customers an online reporting tool. Citizen Portal  (you will be asked to create an account or  utilize your google or facebook account to  use this portal)
  • Email us at:  or 
  • Call us at 419-433-5000 ext. 1302

Upon reciept of your inquiry, the Zoning Department will open a report, review and investigate your inquiry.  Shoud the Zoning Inspector  determine that a code violation exists, the property owner will be contacted with notice of corrective action to be taken within a specified time frame pursuant to the code.   If you have any questions, or would like to speak to the Zoning Inspector directly, please contact Katie Maloney at or via phone at  419-433-5000 ext. 1303 or cell at  419-239-7691.

Thank you for taking the time to report your concerns.


Transient Rental Property

Transient (short-term) rental properties located within the city are required to register for inspection and certification.  Registration with Erie County for the collection of lodging tax is also required.  To verify that a property has registered with the city,  click here.  This list will be updated weekly.  As with any other property, if you need to report a property violation, please contact us via one of the methods listed above.