Nuisance Abatement Code

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Community Development is dedicated to providing efficient quality services to enhance the quality of life in the city of Kelso by fairly and equally enforcing nuisance related codes to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community.

We are currently addressing issues related to public health and safety as it pertains to nuisances for both residential and commercial properties. 

Nuisances may include but are not limited to, inoperable and unlicensed vehicles, tall grass, garbage/debris, substandard structures, abandoned signs, and vacant residential and commercial buildings.

Please see the 8.24 of Kelso Municipal Code - Abatement of Public Nuisances regarding:

  • Duty to Maintain Real Property
  • Prohibited Nuisances
  • Penalties and Enforcement

And 17.50.170 International Property Maintenance Code adopted by Kelso Municipal Code