Code Enforcement

About Neighborhood Services


The Office of Neighborhood Services is responsible for Code Enforcement (see below) and economic development programs related to energy efficiency and technology, the Blue Economy (promotion of water resources) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce development programs.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Schoenherr Towers low-income senior housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (low-income family housing) programs are also administered through Neighborhood Services.

This office supports the Citizens Advisory Committee, Housing Commission and Ordinance Board of Appeals (OBA).

Ordinance Board of Appeals meetings are recorded by SHTV and can be viewed here.


Reporting an Issue

The Sterling Heights Code Enforcement team strives to preserve residential and commercial property values through strict enforcement of property maintenance code and ordinances. Property owners who do not voluntarily comply with these standards are sent to a public hearing in front of the Ordinance Board of Appeals (OBA). At the public hearing the OBA may authorize immediate abatement of the nuisance by the city contractor. 

For More Information

To report an issue in the city like a pothole, trash or dead animal, you can use the Sterling Fix-It app, below. 

Sterling Fix-It will route the service request to the proper department, track progress and keep citizens updated about the resolution.