Code Enforcement is a division of the Community Development Department that is responsible for helping to stabilize property values through the enforcement of Peoria housing codes and ordinances.
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See the Public Works webpage for more information on how to report tree concerns.
Yes. To ensure compliance with City Code, as a City Official, Code Enforcement Inspectors are allowed to inspect for violations on private property.
The City has a Rat Abatement Program to reduce the threat of rats in Peoria. If you observe rat activity, call and report it to Code Enforcement at 309-494-8654.
A Code Enforcement Inspector will inspect the property for environmental violations, confirm the location of the burrows, and arrange for an extermination visit. The extermination visit will only be scheduled if all environmental violations such as litter, debris, rubbish, or rat food sources have been removed from the property.
The City of Peoria offers a curbside recycling program through Peoria Disposal Company. There is a $50 deposit for the recycling container. There is no monthly fee. For more information or to sign up, call 309-674-5176 Option 1.
For more information on drop-off locations or other recycling-related topics, see the Peoria Picks Up page.
Tenants are ultimately responsible for the pest control of their residence.
Cases are heard in Council Chambers – Room 400 of the Peoria City Hall at 419 Fulton Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Please refer to your notice for the specific date and time of your hearing.
You are allowed to trim the branches that hang over and onto your property.
Control of animal services was officially placed with Peoria County as of May 1, 2010. Visit Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) website or call them at 309-672-2440.
After hours, please call our Emergency Communications Center at 309-674-3131.
The City of Peoria does not have a program for collecting or disposing of old tires. You are responsible for ensuring proper disposal of your tires.
Listed below are some local businesses that accept tires for a nominal fee:
The Tireless Project offers free tire drop-off from 9 to 11 am one Saturday a month from April through November. For dates and more information, please visit the Peoria Tireless Project Facebook Page.
Yard waste pickup starts Monday, March 16, 2020. Pickup will be weekly on the same day as trash pickup.
Yard Waste Collection Press Release (PDF)
Yard waste must be in a 30-gallon paper (not plastic) yard waste bag or in a 32-gallon plastic or metal can labeled "Yard Waste Only" to be picked up. Yard waste pick-up is on the same day as your household garbage.
For more information on trash collection, go to the Peoria Picks Up page.
You may find a copy of the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code book at the Peoria Public Library, in the online libraries of Municode, or purchase them from a local bookstore (which may require a special order.)
Mold complaints can be taken by City of Peoria Code Enforcement; however, Code Enforcement Inspectors can only check whether or not the mold or water source is compromising the structural integrity of the building.
Tenants and/or homeowners are responsible for the actual mold clean-up and hiring of a contractor to do any toxicity testing. Please contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-782-5830 or visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for further information on what to do about mold.
According to City Code, no vehicle can be parked on grass or an unpaved surface. However, the vehicle can be stored in an enclosed structure on the property. If a vehicle is parked in the open, it must be parked on a paved surface, be properly licensed and be operable (Sections 13-102 and 28-349).
Your property was in violation of City Code. According to City Code, grass and weeds must not exceed ten inches in height (Section 13-8) and owners and occupants have the responsibility to maintain a property free from litter and to store motor vehicle parts in an enclosed space (Section 13-37) on the property.
By City Ordinance Sec.13-3, the owner or person(s) in control of the property have five days from notification to correct these environmental violations that have been cited by a Code Enforcement Inspector. Should the violation(s) not be corrected within the five days, the City can have a contractor cut the weeds, remove the litter, or remove the motor vehicle parts and charge the owner or persons in control of the property for the cost.