A component of the Metropolitan Area Business and Construction Department’s (MABCD) revised mission is providing services that ensure public safety and health in regard to residential and commercial buildings – both new and existing structures. One of the ways MABCD accomplishes this mission is through code enforcement. The sheer volume of code violations, however, necessitates that the Department’s dedicated staff prioritize those violations that most directly threaten public health and safety.
The natural consequence of this prioritization is that the more common nuisance cases, such as those involving weeds and tall grass, are not processed with the same urgency that staff and citizens desire.
In an effort to reduce the backlog of cases, make the current process more efficient, and better partner with the community, MABCD has established the Volunteer Nuisance Reporter Program.
Pilot Program Summary
Trained community volunteers will identify nuisance violations. Once identified, volunteers will document the suspected violations through the use of photographs. The photographs and accompanying information will then be submitted via the program’s dedicated email address to the MABCD. Once submitted, code enforcement officers will review the evidence and determine if a violation has indeed occurred, whereupon the staff will process the case like any other code violation.
Pilot Program Area
The Volunteer Nuisance Reporter Program will initially begin as a pilot program and will be limited to the A. Price Woodard neighborhood. The pilot program will be reviewed after twelve months to evaluate its success and determine whether expansion or modifications are appropriate.
To provide trained citizens the opportunity to assist professional staff to enforce the City of Wichita’s municipal code and thereby protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Becoming a Volunteer
1144 S. Seneca
Wichita, KS 67213
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Wichita, KS 67202