City of Rochelle Changing Property Maintenance Notification Strategy
June 2, 2022

City of Rochelle Changing Property Maintenance Notification Strategy

The City of Rochelle’s property maintenance code is in place to ensure the safety of the public and to preserve and protect the character of Rochelle’s neighborhoods, industrial parks and commercial areas.  Property maintenance codes address issues such as tall grass and weeds; trash on the property; or building maintenance issues. 

In the past, when a complaint is received by the City, staff would drive to the property to make a visual inspection and return to the office to send a citation.  To simplify the process and reduce the number of citations sent, our staff will soon begin to leave a door hanger at the property to alert residents of a code violation.  The door hanger will include the violation as well as a compliance date.  Most complaints are fully addressed without fines or an appearance at an administrative adjudication hearing, however if a violation is not addressed by the compliance date, a formal citation will be mailed which may include a fine and/or administrative hearing citation. 

The City of Rochelle strives to keep our community a beautiful place for all who live here and appreciates the efforts of property owners!