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Property Maintenance
Property Maintenance provides professional code enforcement services with the goal of eliminating blight and ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the City of St. Joseph. It takes a proactive approach to code enforcement and the main programs are inspections and nuisance abatement. The programs are designed to ensure compliance with the city's property maintenance and nuisance codes.

Mission Statement
The Property Maintenance Division is dedicated to providing efficient quality services to enhance the quality of life in the City of St. Joseph by fairly and equally enforcing city codes to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community.

Property Maintenance enforces code violations on private property which focuses on the following categories:
  • Weeds and rank growth of vegetation
  • Trash, debris, rubbish or refuse
  • Mandatory trash collection
  • Vehicles - unlicensed, junk, or elevated
  • Disease or breeding of insects or vermin
  • Dead or diseased trees
  • Excessive exterior lighting
  • Noxious or offensive odors
  • Stagnate pools of water
  • Swimming pool fence
  • Temporary signs
  • Surfacing sewage
  • Substandard housing
  • Mobile home parks occupation license renewal
  • Dangerous buildings

Chapters in the Code of Ordinance dealing with Property Maintenance are:

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Latest Locations Treated for Mosquitoes
The department’s larvacide program has been in effect for several years and focuses on preventing the mosquito larvae from maturing to adults. Mosquito breeding sites are identified throughout the city and treated in early spring and again in mid-summer.The larvacide currently used by staff is Altosid XR briquettes, which has a 150-day residual and meets environmental standards. View the Latest Locations Treated for Mosquitoes.

Street Tree Inventory
In the fall of 2014 the city was awarded a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant to contract for a Street tree inventory. One criteria to receive the grant was a publicity plan that included we received a TRIM grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Our publicity plan was to share the results of the tree inventory on the city’s website and cable access channel.

November 2002, was the start of a five phase project to inventory street trees in the City of St. Joseph. The final phase was completed April 7, 2015 by Arbor Pro Inc. who inventoried 2,024 trees in the north area of the city. The project area includes the streets within the north boundary of County Line Road, ease boundary of Interstate 29, west boundary of Interstate 229 and south boundary of Highland Avenue. During the five phases, a total of 15,408 trees were inventoried.

All phases of the total inventory were made possible by Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grants from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Contact Us
Steve Hofferber
Associate Director for Inspections and Code Enforcement

1100 Frederick Ave.
Room 405
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-271-5342

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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