Code Enforcement

Property Maintenance

The City of Oak Forest established property maintenance requirements through City ordinances and the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition with local amendments.  The IPMC established minimum standards for the maintenance of a property in the City.  Failure to meet these standards will result in a Violation Notice being issued.  The notice will cite the violation and set a date for correction and re-inspection.  Non-compliance may result in penalty and fines.

Typical violations include:

            Rubbish/Garbage                           Tall Grass/ Weeds
            Illegal Signage                                Inoperable/ Unlicensed Vehicle
            Premise Identification                     Upkeep of Exterior Structure
            Swimming Pool Maintenance         Grading/ Drainage
            Fence Repair                                  Roof Repair

Property maintenance concerns may be reported through the online complaint form or by faxing a complaint form to 708-687-1179.   

Vacant Property Registration

The City of Oak Forest has established a program for identification, registration, and regulation of buildings which have become vacant.  The owner or party having a legal or equitable interest in the property is responsible for registering the property.  The registration fee is $700.  Inspections are required.  Additional inspection, insurance, plan of action, security, and signage requirements may be imposed if deemed necessary. 

Click the following link to access the Vacant Property Form:  Vacant Property Registration Form

Click the following link to access the ordinance:

Foreclosure Notices

Notices of Foreclosure and confirmation orders should be sent to:
City of Oak Forest
ATTN:  Lorna Stubbs
15440 S. Central Avenue
Oak Forest, Illinois  60452