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Code Enforcement Division

The Code Enforcement Division, one of two divisions of the Building Services Department, is responsible for the enforcement of the Housing and Property Maintenance Code and the Zoning Code for owner-occupied, rental, and commercial properties in Cedar Rapids.

The Division is responsible for the Rental Housing Program and Property Maintenance Code Enforcement.

Mission Statement:  To preserve and enhance the livability, health, safety, and general welfare of Cedar Rapids residents and visitors.

Vision Statement:  To positively impact the community and enhance neighborhoods, the Code Enforcement Division is committed to treating all citizens with dignity and respect while promoting safety, education, and accountability by upholding housing and property maintenance standards.

The City of Cedar Rapids Building Services Department – Code Enforcement Division achieved agency accreditation from the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) in November 2023, making it only the ninth such top-tier agency in the nation to attain the distinction. The Code Enforcement Division met and exceeded 50 scoring standards in the following categories: Agency Administration, Staff and Professional Development, Enforcement and Case Management, Administrative and Legal Remedies, and Other Programs and Responsibilities — tying for the top score in the United States among accredited agencies, earning a Four-Star Accreditation.

To report a Housing and Property Maintenance Code or Zoning Code violation, please use the City's customer service portal, My CR.

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