FAQs

What type of appeals does the Code Enforcement Board receive?
Currently the Code Enforcement Board receives appeals of Property Maintenance (Housing), Public Nuisance Citations, Demolition Orders, Noise Citations, Smoking Citations, False Alarm Citations, Solid Waste Citations and Booking Fee Refunds. 

Am I required to bring an attorney to the Code Enforcement Board Hearing?
No. You are not required to have an attorney but you have the right to have an attorney or any witnesses with you to help you support your claim that the citation was issued in error.

How can I contact the Code Enforcement Board?
You can contact the Code Enforcement Board by mailing all questions or documentation to:

Code Enforcement Board
Attn: Administrative Staff
444 S. 5th Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-574-8164

What if I arrive late to the hearing? Will I be allowed into the boardroom?
Yes. The hearings are open to the public and you may come and go in a quiet fashion. If you arrive late and after your case has been called, your case will be moved to the end of the docket. If you fail to appear for your scheduled hearing, you forfeit your right to appeal and your penalty may be set at the maximum amount allowed.

What if I follow the appeals process and I am unsatisfied with the CEB's decision in my case?
If you feel the need to challenge the Code Enforcement Board's decision, you have the right to appeal the citation in Jefferson District Court.

Why am I required to turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the Hearing Room?
Cell phones, pagers, laptops, and personal data assistants (PDAs) operate on frequencies that may disrupt the Board Room audio and visual equipment, as well as the hearing.