Picture6The Neighborhood Services Division helps maintain and improve the quality of Bartlesville’s neighborhoods and commercial areas by operating programs that ensure public compliance with the City’s minimum property maintenance codes.

These codes are in place to promote health and safety, protect the community from blight and deterioration, and enhance the livability of the city. Violations of these codes are often referred to as “public nuisances.”

The most common violations include:

  • Tall grass and weeds
  • Accumulation of junk and trash
  • Deteriorated fencing, walls, buildings and structures
  • Broken windows
  • Parking on the grass
  • Inoperable vehicles
  • Improper storage of a recreational vehicle or trailer
  • Illegal signs

Learn more

You can learn more about the City’s Code Enforcement Policies and Procedures by viewing the following:

Zoning Code

Weeds and Trash

Non Weeds and Trash

Appeal Form

Voluntary Demolition Program



More than 2,000 complaints are filed and investigated in a year. Of those, approximately 97 percent are abated through voluntary compliance. Due to the heavy workload, Neighborhood Services staff responds to complaints of a possible violation, investigates the complaint and initiates fair and unbiased enforcement action to correct those violations. Staff typically does not initiate an investigation unless a complaint has been filed. Our goal is to help residents comply with local ordinances and help keep Bartlesville neighborhoods safe for everyone.

To file a complaint with Neighborhood Services, please fill out the form below.

Common complaints handled by departments other than Neighborhood Services
  • Abandoned vehicles on the city street – Police
  • Cleanliness of restaurants – County Health Department
  • Barking or vicious dogs or other animal related matters – Police
  • Noisy neighbors, loud music or other disturbing the peace complaints – Police
  • Problems with public alleys, streets or curbs – Public Works
  • Non-working Street Light – AEP/PSO at 888.218.3919 or 888.261.3523
  • Damaged street sign or non-working street signal – Public Works
Questions? Please call 918-338-4230