Enforcement Responsibilities for the Municipal Code

The Municipal Code contains a large number of sections that are administered and enforced by various City departments.  The following list identifies some of the major codes that are commonly enforced by departments. To contact these departments, visit their links under the "Recommendations" on the right side of the page.

City Departments Responsible for Code Enforcement 


Municipal Code Section 


Building Code

NBD Inspection & Compliance Bureau

Building Construction - Plumbing

NBD Inspection & Compliance Bureau

Streets & Encroachments

DES Right of Way Permits    

Solicitor, Vendors, Skateboarders, etc

DES Right of Way Permits

Fire Prevention Code

Fire Department


Police Department


Parking/Police Department/Inspection & Compliance (for situations involving front yard parking)


Recreation & Youth Services

Property Code

NBD Inspection & Compliance Bureau

Refuse Code

DES Solid Waste Divison

Snow Code/ Ice Code

Neighborhood Service Centers/DES Operations Bureau

Vehicle & Traffic Code

Police Department


NBD Inspection and Compliance Bureau

Once code violations are issued, many of the above code violations are adjudicated by the Department of Finance, Bureau of Parking & Municipal Code Violations.

For more information, visit the City Code Online