Nuisance Abatement

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Community Development is currently addressing issues related to public health and safety as it pertains to nuisances for both residential and commercial properties.  Nuisances may include but are not limited to, inoperable and unlicensed vehicles, tall grass, garbage/debris, substandard structures, abandoned signs, and vacant residential and commercial buildings.


Community Development is dedicated to providing efficient quality services to enhance the quality of life in the city of Kelso by fairly and equally enforcing nuisance related codes to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community.


In order to properly investigate complaints in a timely manner, we need accurate information (site address, specific issue, etc.).  Without this critical information, unnecessary delays result as staff searches for the needed information.  Most importantly, we need to contact the complainant and the property owner.  We will never disclose your name; however, you will be required to provide your name and daytime phone number.

If you would like to report a nuisance, please contact our office at (360) 423-9922.