September 5, 2023 Contact: Amy Finch, City Manager
For Immediate Release
City Code Violations & Text Messages
The City recently learned that citizens are receiving text messages from a 913-area code number regarding City Code violations of mowing/weeds, trimming of trees, and the threat of a home inspection. The most recent text messages referenced the landlord by name and named a neighbor as the complainant.
These text messages are not from the City and should be ignored. The City will not contact you by text message to notify you if your property is found to be in violation of City Code. If a property is found to be in violation of City code, the owner will receive a certified letter, and a first-class copy will go the tenant if the home is a rental property. The letter allows ten days to abate the violation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Atchison Community Development Department at (913) 367-5560.