The Code Enforcement Board was established to protect, promote, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Warren County who authorized the creation of this administrative board. Code Enforcement has the authority to issue remedial orders and impose fines in order to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive method of insuring compliance with the Ordinances in full force and effect within Warren County, Kentucky. Due to the variety of codes and ordinances in Warren County, the Code Enforcement Board uses different governing bodies to administer different code.

Payment of Fine

Warren County Public Works
Code Enforcement
1141 State St Suite 202
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Check or money order only.
Cash will not be accepted.

Report Warren County Violations

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Services We Provide

The Code Enforcement Board oversees all of the code concerns in Warren County, outside the city limits of Bowling Green. The Board itself meets the second Wednesday every month to approve or reject current citations written and served by a Code Enforcement Officer. The Board Members are private citizens appointed by Warren County Fiscal Court.

Individual agencies and divisions conduct investigations prior to issuing a citation, which is presented to the Code Board. The Department of Public Works oversees the Board meetings, as well as, Property Maintenance, Stormwater, Building, and Environmental Divisions. Public Works can be contacted at the Code Enforcement Board number for any concerns in those fields. All other code concerns should be directed to separate agencies, depending on the field. Contractor’s Licensing and City-County Planning Commission conduct their own investigations before bringing the citation before the Board. Cases are not brought to the Board until a citation has been served.

Common Violations

Common Complaints Corrective Action
Weeds/Grass All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of ten (10) inches
Motor Vehicles Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept, or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.
Accumulation Of Rubbish or Garbage All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
Vacant Structures Vacant Structures & Land. All vacant structures and premises thereof shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition as provided herein so as not to cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health or safety.

Violations We DO NOT Enforce

  • Disputes between Landlord and Tenant
  • Street parking or Parking on private property
  • Interior maintenance issues
  • HOA Rules or regulations
  • Loud Noise/Neighbors
  • Insect Infestation

Board Members

  • Heather Wade, Chair
  • David Graham
  • Ben Mohon
  • Jesse Varner
  • Porter Martin

Code Enforcement Officers

  • Joseph Manning, Property Maintenance Officer, Warren County Public Works – 270.843.5360
  • Carlos Serna, Property Maintenance Officer, Warren County Public Works – 270.843.5360
  • James Heady, Zoning Officer, City-County Planning Commission – 270.842.1953
  • Lawrence White, Environmental Planning Officer – 270.843.5353
  • Josh Hankins, Stormwater Officer – 270.843.5363
  • Craig Hunt, Building Official – 270.843.5360
  • Holly Warren, Contractor’s Licensing Board, Officer – 270.781.3530
  • Steve LoBue, Contractor’s Licensing Board, Officer – 270.781.3530

Contact Us

  1141 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

  Phone: 270.843.5360

  Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Code Enforcement Contacts

Property Maintenance Code Concerns

Code Board Clerk: 270.843.5360

Zoning & Illegal Business Concerns

City-County Planning Commission: 270.842.1953

Building Code Inquiries

Building Official: 270.843.5360

Report Illegal Dumping & Trash Collection Issues

Division of Environmental Planning: 270.843.5353

Report Stormwater Concerns

Stormwater Department: 270.843.5363

Report Contractor Licensing Concerns

Contractor’s Licensing Board: 270.781.3530

Barren River Area Health Department | 270.781.8039