In 2016, the cities of Georgetown, Sadieville and Stamping Ground and Scott County joined forces to form the Local Government of Scott County Joint Code Enforcement Board. Pursuant to an Interlocal Agreement, the City of Georgetown will administer the code enforcement division, which investigates alleged violations of these jurisdictions' ordinances. Examples of such violations include:
- Tall grass
- Property maintenance
- Stormwater violations
- Loud Noises
- Broken Sidewalks
If a violation is observed, a code enforcement officer will issue a Notice of Violation or a Citation, depending upon the circumstances. Property owners are given a certain amount of time to either correct the violation or contest the Citation. For more information, you can view Georgetown's Code Enforcement Board Ordinance here. We are also working on a forthcoming Citizens' Guide to Code Enforcement.
SCHEDULE OF PENALTIES
Unless otherwise stated therein, the penalty for violation of any ordinance or code provision enforced by the Board under this Division shall be as follows:
(i) The maximum civil fine that may be imposed for each offense if the citation is contested is $2,000.
(ii) If the citation is not contested, civil fines will be imposed according to the following schedule:
a. For a first offense within a 24-month period, where the violation is remedied within the time period required by the ordinance or for which no remediation is required, there shall be no fine.
b. For a first offense within a 24-month period, where the violation is not remedied within the time period allowed by the ordinance, the penalties shall be as set forth in subsection (g) of this Section.
c. For the second offense within a 24-month period, the initial fine shall be two hundred dollars $200.
d. For the third offense within a 24-month period, the initial fine shall be three hundred dollars $300.
e. For the fourth offense within a 24-month period, the initial fine shall be four hundred dollars $400.
f. For the fifth and subsequent offenses within a 24-month period, the initial fine shall be five hundred dollars $500.
g. For any offense that continues unremedied beyond the time period by which the ordinance requires the violation to be remedied, an additional three hundred dollars ($300) for every seven (7) days or portion thereof beyond the remediation date shall be added to the initial fine until the violation is remedied by the responsible person or is abated by the city or until the total fine reaches one thousand dollars ($1,000).
h. The maximum civil fine that may be imposed for each offense if the citation is not contested is $1,000.
LIENHOLDER NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Pursuant to KRS 65.8836 A local government adopting the provisions of KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839 shall implement a system for notification to lienholders that meets the minimum requirements of subsection (2) of this section and shall comply with the procedures to permit remedial action by lienholders as provided in subsection (3) of this section in order to obtain and maintain the lien priority over previously filed liens granted in KRS 65.8835.