Code Enforcement Trainings Coming to a City Near You!

The Kentucky League of Cities is conducting regional code enforcement seminars in three locations across Kentucky in March, April, and June. KLC designed the one-day seminars to provide legal and practical training for code enforcement officers on various topics, including an overview of how to manage dilapidated, vacant, and abandoned properties; tips on ensuring your ordinances protect your city; and proper enforcement, condemnation, and demolition procedures. The seminars last from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. local time, and we will provide lunch.


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Code Enforcement 101

This session will cover citation writing and being aware of keywords for drafting, the evidence needed to substantiate a charge, proper documentation for code enforcement files, and helpful tips for hearings.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lien Process

When and how can your city attach a lien to property for code enforcement violations? Do your ordinances include necessary language to ensure that the city’s interests are protected? After the city has placed a lien, what happens next?

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Vacant Properties

Cities often struggle with addressing how to manage vacant properties. Learn some tools available to your city to encourage property owners to act on vacant properties, including an overview of Kentucky’s conservatorship statute.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Manufactured Housing

This session will review manufactured housing regulations and how cities enforce code violations.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Demolition

When can cities demolish dangerously dilapidated properties through the code enforcement board, and when must the city proceed through the court in a formal condemnation process? We will address this common question and provide participants knowledge on managing the demolition process consistent with state and federal law.

Upcoming Event Schedule