Code Enforcement & Sanitation Department

The City of McPherson has adopted codes to ensure that properties do not become unsightly and to improve the overall safety of the neighborhood and retain consistent property values. Code Enforcement ensures that these codes are enforced.

What Does Not Fall Under Code Enforcement
There are some neighborhood problems that do not fall under Code Enforcement. In general, we can act on behalf of the public at large, but we cannot take action on behalf of one citizen against another. The City does not handle neighbor disputes or civil problems that do not violate public law.

For example, often a neighbor’s tree or other plantings may drop leaves or debris in your yard, or may cause damage to a fence or other structure. These conditions are private matters between the two property owners, and the City has no jurisdiction.
Adopted Codes
  • McPherson City Code
  • 2003 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
  • Zoning Regulations 2008
  • Kansas State Statutes