The public is reminded that property maintenance remains a priority for the city of Peoria’s Community Development Department to help reduce blight, while increasing property values. For the duration of Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order, property owners will continue to be held responsible for maintaining their properties in accordance with municipal ordinances and codes during this time.

Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order allows citizens to go outside for recreation and property maintenance while maintaining social distancing. Assistant Director of Community Development Joe Dulin adds, “Environmental code issues such as tires, tall grass, litter, and abandoned vehicles can lead to rodents. Failing to abate these issues can impact the public health of a community.”  All property owners are encouraged to observe CDC guidelines on social distancing when outside exercising, picking up essential supplies, or maintaining their property.

Code Enforcement Inspectors are committed to working with property owners to ensure compliance while taking into consideration this unique and unprecedented situation.

The Community Development Department is committed to reducing the amount of litter and debris in the city of Peoria by striving to educate, encourage, and serve community members to create a safer, healthier, more positive, and more vibrant Peoria.

For more information on property maintenance, please email CommunityDevelopment@peoriagov.org or call 309-494-8600.

To submit a complaint about a property, please call Peoria Cares at 309-494-2273 or go online to www.peoriagov.org/peoria-cares.