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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing building codes, zoning codes and other municipal ordinances adopted for the safety, health and well-being of the public.  Enforcement Inspectors are part of a problem-solving team that informs property owners of violations and uses their knowledge and experience to help find solutions to compliance issues. The goal of the Code Enforcement Department is to build relationships with the community to support safe and healthy living and working conditions. Enforcement Inspectors patrol residential and commercial zones, follow-up on concerns from residents, homeowner associations and area businesses and identify code compliance issues to provide a positive impact on the property values and image of our community.

Common Code Enforcement Issues:

  • Construction site maintenance and hours
  • Exterior building maintenance
  • Failure to obtain business licenses or contractor's registrations
  • Failure to obtain permits
  • Garbage nuisances
  • High weeds and grass
  • Parking of recreational vehicles and trailers
  • Property maintenance
  • Temporary signage

Code Violation Complaint Form

Code Enforcement Email: codeenforcement@shorewoodil.gov

Bulk (large) Item Removal / Recycling - Large items that need to be disposed of (i.e., couches, small tables, mattresses, chairs, etc.) can be scheduled directly with Waste Management at (800) 796-9696 for a bulk item pick up.  Residents are allowed one scheduled bulk item pick up per week, and additional information can be obtained by calling or visiting the Waste Management website. Village of Shorewood residents are also included in the At Your Door program for home-generated special material disposal and recycling (i.e., certain automotive products, garden chemicals, paint products, household cleaners, electronics, mercury containing items and sharps/needles/lancets).  Residents can obtain more information and schedule pickups at WMATYOURDOOR.COM, by calling (800) 449-7587.  For a directory of drop off locations for various items visit www.willcountygreen.com.