Code Enforcement


The Code Enforcement Department was established to ensure public health, safety, and welfare. The program encourages property owners to maintain their property to the minimum standards of the City’s Property Maintenance Code and the City’s ordinances. The goal of the Code Enforcement Department is to work with the property owners, tenants and business owners of Southgate to resolve all code violations in an equitable and helpful manner.

 Enforcement of property maintenance codes and city ordinances helps all property owners and citizens by maintaining or increasing property values and helps ensures the City of Southgate remains a clean and safe community to live, work and play.



Violations may be reported to the Code Officer at or by phone at 859-760-0926. Violations may be mailed to the City Clerk at 122 Electric Avenue Southgate, KY 41071, faxed at 859-441-0244, or by phone at 859-441-0075. Violations may be submitted anonymously; however, the code violation must be able to be seen from the right-of-way and a detailed description of the violation is required.

The Code Officer position is a part-time position.  The typical work schedule for the Code Officer is Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. All phone calls and emails will be returned on the next working business day (Tues. and Thurs.). If the code violation is an urgent matter that cannot wait until Tuesday or Thursday, please contact the City Clerk or the Police Department.


Code Enforcement Officer

John Lauber 

Lienholder Notification List

In accordance with KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839 and Southgate Ordinance 16-10, the City of Southgate provides information to lienholders who may have an interest in their properties. 

Click HERE for the Lienholder Notification List

 Submit this request form below to receive electronic notifications of all Code Enforcement final orders entered by the City of Southgate.

Lienholder Notification System Form