Report a Trash or Junk on Private Property

We all have a role to play to keep our city clean, safe, and inviting! City ordinance requires property owners to maintain their properties, including picking up trash, litter, and debris.This includes if trash was illegally dumped onto a property (if this happens, the owner should also report it to Public Safety). Please let us know if you see a property that is not being kept clean.

Online

Step 1.Report a Code Violation Online

Complete the brief form below to report this issue.

Report a Trash or Junk on Private Property

Step 2.Review and Inspection

An inspector will visit the property within three days to confirm the report. If confirmed, we'll let the property owner know their property is out of compliance and they will have 10 days to correct the violation. We'll reinspect the property after 10 days to confirm the issue has been resolved. If it still has not been addressed, we will arrange for the property to be cleaned up at the property owner's expense (this typically happens the following Thursday or Friday). 

By Phone

Step 1.Call 311

You can report this issue by calling 311 or (269) 337-8000.

Step 2.Inspection of Report

An inspector will visit the property within three days to confirm the report. If confirmed, we'll let the property owner know their property is out of compliance and they will have 10 days to correct the violation. We'll reinspect the property after 10 days to confirm the issue has been resolved. If it still has not been addressed, we will arrange for the property to be cleaned up at the property owner's expense (this typically happens the following Thursday or Friday).