Neighborhood Standards

About the Department

Neighborhood identity is shaped largely by the character, maintenance and standards within a community. In Aurora, we care about our community and hope you do too. Learn more about what you can do to maintain and enhance your home or rental property.
A large brown building on a corner.
The Department is empowered with the authority to address many significant code violations. However, issues that seem small to some can have a great impact on the daily lives of many residents. The small details may get overlooked in other cities, but we at the Neighborhood Standards Department are here to field all concerns.
Examples of the array of enforcement issues we address are
  • Animal control ordinances
  • Curbside recycling
  • Dangerous living conditions
  • Dead animals in the right-of-way
  • Graffiti
  • Inoperable vehicles on private property
  • Inspection, proper storage and disposal of junk and trash
  • Littered vacant lots
  • No or insufficient heat at residential rental properties
  • Parking meter violations
  • Proper placement of smoke detectors at residential rental properties
  • Property maintenance
  • Rental licensing registration
  • Vacant lots overgrown with weeds
A sidewalk in a wooded neighborhood.