Code Enforcement

code enforcement

St. Joseph County Code Enforcement only has jurisdiction in the unincorporated areas of the County - any five digit address.

If you live in Mishawaka and have a three or four digit address, please visit City of Mishawaka Code Enforcement.

If you live in South Bend and have a three or four digit address, please visit City of South Bend Code Enforcement.

St. Joseph County has established a Code Enforcement program. For more information regarding the public outreach period please check out the Public Outreach page.  

Enforcement begins on April 1, 2022 for the three ordinances below: 

If you would like to report a property you believe might be in violation of any of our Code Enforcement Ordinances, please use our ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM.  

To allow Code Enforcement Inspectors to gain access to your property to obtain photographic evidence, use the online form:  Property Access Authorization or print out the PDF form: Property Access Authorization 

To allow Code Enforcement to come onto your property and remove a vehicle that has been abandoned by someone else on your property, please use our Online Abandoned Vehicle Indemnity Waiver.

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  1. Steve Szaday

    Phone: 574-993-5819

    Townships Assigned: Clay, German, & Harris


  1. Chad Hooten

    Phone: 574-993-5818

    Townships Assigned: Centre, Greene, Olive, Portage, & Warren


  1. Joseph Lauck

    Phone: 574-378-5391

    Townships Assigned: Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Penn, & Union