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Inspections and Enforcement

Sarah E. Keifer, AICP  - Director

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2451 / 2452 / Fax: (302) 736-2123

Email:  Inspections@KentCountyDE.gov


Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Mon. - Fri.

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Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How tall can grass be before it is a violation of Kent County Code?

A. 12 inches. Kent County Code 175-1.


Q. How many unregistered vehicles can be on a property?

A.  None. Kent County Code 205-36 C. (1).


Q. My neighbor has a large amount of junk on their property is this a violation?

A. Yes. Kent County Code 205-26.


Q. I don't think my neighbor got a permit for a shed, do they need one?

A. Yes. Kent County Code 205-417 A.


Q. Can my neighbor park his commercial vehicle on his residential lot?

A. No. Kent County Code 205-220 C.


Q. My neighbors roof is collapsing is this a violation?

A. Yes. 2006 IPMC 108.1.1.


Q. My neighbors dog is constantly barking is that a violation?

A. Yes. Kent County Code 161-2 B. (3).


Q. My neighbors pool is disgusting shouldn't they have to maintain it better?

A. Yes. 2006 IPMC 303.1.


Q. The vacant house next door  has broken windows and the doors are open is this a violation?

A. Yes. 2006 IPMC 108.2.


Q. The house I am renting has some issues that need to be fixed by my landlord, Is there a code for that?

A. Yes. Kent County Code, Chapter 143.

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