Items tagged: Code Compliance

Campus Move In-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 10th through September 4th in an attempt to prevent large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will receive notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains after […]


Code Compliance Division Resumes Additional Code Inspections

The Code Compliance Division has added additional inspections types beginning June 15, 2020.These additional inspection types include housing and nuisance cases. Examples of housing cases that will now be addressed are interior tenant inspection requests, exterior housing complaints, and vacant structure cases. Some examples of nuisance cases that will now be addressed are inoperable vehicles, […]


City of Champaign Resumes Additional Code Compliance Inspections

Following a short pause while the City developed procedures to ensure the safety of the public and City inspectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Champaign’s Code Compliance Division has now implemented virtual interior code inspections of residential dwelling units and resumed limited-contact inspection of vacant units. The City has also resumed exterior code violation inspections for […]


Code Compliance Staff Issues Condemnation of Uninhabitable Space

On February 7, 2019, Property Maintenance Inspectors Cliff Peete and Robert Simmons responded to a referral from the Champaign Fire Department due to observations made when responding to a call for service. During the property maintenance inspection, the property owner was present, and inspectors discovered there were no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors located inside […]


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather arriving early this year, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2-inches or greater. […]


Neighborhood Services Implements New Communication Techniques

The Neighborhood Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of existing structures in the community through the enforcement of property maintenance codes and coordination of efforts to achieve compliance with the City’s blight and nuisance abatement programs. Often residents are unaware of Champaign property code requirements. Rather than sending a violation notice to residents […]


Who Is Responsible for Graffiti Abatement in Champaign?

Graffiti is unsightly vandalism that, left unattended, sends the signal that nobody cares, often attracting other forms of criminal mischief.  It can also decrease a resident’s feeling of safety in their neighborhood. Research indicates the most effective way to prevent graffiti is to report it and remove it promptly. When graffiti appears on publicly owned […]


“Goal Getters” Community Clean Up Project

On the hot afternoon of Monday, July 2, Champaign Unit 4 students participating in the “Goal Getters” Program worked with staff from the Neighborhood Services Department to remove litter from neighborhood streets.  The students were treated to pizza and a short presentation on Neighborhood Wellness from Code Compliance Manager David Oliver prior to hitting the […]


Illegal Dumping

On April 4, 2018, Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett observed several discarded mattresses in a commercial parking lot on North Prospect. Burnett visited with the property manager and provided a 24-hour Notice to Abate. The property manager indicated the mattresses did not originate from their business and were illegally discarded on the property. Burnett provided […]


Code Compliance Demolition Activities

Vacant structures can pose a threat to public safety, not only to neighborhood residents but also police and fire responders. Buildings with securing boards often remain in that condition for extended periods of time. The condition of these buildings materially increases the risk of fire to the building and adjacent properties. Their dilapidated appearance negatively […]