Community Preservation

The Community Preservation Division enforces a broad range of public health and safety regulations including:

  • Environmental
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Public nuisance
  • Zoning
  • Other safety codes that are designed to
    • Maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment
    • Carry out land use policy
    • Preserve the quality of life standards that residents and businesses enjoy in our community

Our neighborhoods are the environment in which we live and raise our families. Blight and nuisances can devalue, detract, and degrade the quality of any neighborhood. Recognizing the importance of protecting the home environment, the City has adopted codes that govern the use and maintenance of private property.

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Community Preservation Activity Examples

In an ongoing effort to enhance the image of the community, the City of Cudahy's Community Preservation Division seeks compliance in correcting any code violations.

Typical activities that Community Preservation investigates include:
  • Abandoned shopping carts
  • Accessory structure dwelling
  • Building without permits
  • Canopies/tarps
  • Inoperable and or unregistered vehicles
  • Junk and rubbish
  • Household items in front yard
  • Visible trash cans (may be placed at curb after 6 pm Tuesday and removed by  6 pm Wednesday)
  • Major automotive repair
  • Non-permitted signs
  • Substandard rental housing
  • Unsafe buildings
  • Vacant building monitoring
  • Overgrown vegetation
  • Dead trees, weeds, or debris
  • Peeling paint


Failure to correct any of the violations specified above may result in an administrative citation or city prosecutorial action. 

Report Residential / Business Violations

To report any residential and/or business violations, please call 323-773-5143.

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