Property Maintenance

The City of Oak Forest established property maintenance requirements through City ordinances and the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 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 by contacting Code Enforcement or by submitting a 
Complaint Form.   You may email the completed Complaint Form to jberger@oak-forest.org or fax it to 708-687-1179.