1144 S. Seneca
Wichita, KS 67213
455 N Main, 7th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
A component of the Metropolitan Area Business and Construction Department’s
(MABCD) revised mission is providing services that ensure public safety and
health in regard to residential and commercial buildings – both new and existing
structures. One of the ways MABCD accomplishes this mission is through code
enforcement. The sheer volume of code violations, however, necessitates that the
Department’s dedicated staff prioritize those violations that most directly
threaten public health and safety.
The natural consequence of this prioritization is that the more common
nuisance cases, such as those involving weeds and tall grass, are not processed
with the same urgency that staff and citizens desire.
In an effort to reduce the backlog of cases, make the current process more
efficient, and better partner with the community, MABCD has established the
Volunteer Nuisance Reporter Program.
Trained community volunteers will identify nuisance violations. Once
identified, volunteers will document the suspected violations through the use of
photographs. The photographs and accompanying information will then be submitted
via the program’s dedicated email address to the MABCD. Once submitted, code
enforcement officers will review the evidence and determine if a violation has
indeed occurred, whereupon the staff will process the case like any other code
The Volunteer Nuisance Reporter Program will initially begin as a pilot
program and will be limited to the A. Price Woodard neighborhood. The
pilot program will be reviewed after twelve months to evaluate its success and
determine whether expansion or modifications are appropriate.
To provide trained citizens the opportunity to assist professional staff to
enforce the City of Wichita’s municipal code and thereby protect the health,
safety, and welfare of the community.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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