Permitting / Codes

City of Aiken Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a complaint regarding garbage/debris on the street or sidewalk?

Please call the Public Services Department at 803-642-7613.

Where do I go to complain/inquire regarding my rent and/or being evicted?

For rent complaints, please contact the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Columbia field office at 803-765-5592 or online for HUD resources at http://www.hud.gov. For eviction information, please contact the Aiken Magistrates Office at 803-642-1744 or online at http://www.scbar.org/Public-Information/LawLine/Magistrates-landlord-tenant-court for information about SC landlord/magistrates tenant court.

What can I do about vacant structures in my neighborhood?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about.

I rent and my landlord will not repair anything in my house or apartment. Who can I call for help?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about and your landlord’s name and contact information.

Who do I contact if I have a dilapidated structure and wish to utilize the city of Aiken’s Demolition $200.00 program?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about.

What can I do about my next door neighbor’s unsanitary pool?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about.

My neighbor’s yard is overgrown. What can I do about having the overgrowth removed?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about.

What can I do about junk cars in my neighborhood that appear to not run?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about.

How long do citizens in violation have to correct their property?

When a violation is found, the owner or the tenant of that property will be sent a letter notifying them of the violations and the time frame for the correction of the violations.

Who can I call about the trash my neighbors have in their yard?

Please call the Building Inspection Division at 803-642-7675 and ask to speak to the Property Code Inspector. If possible, please provide the street address of the property you are calling about.