Code Enforcement

Chief Code Enforcement Officer
Eddie Kopp

Code Enforcement Officer / Vacant Building's
Ron Coburn

Code Enforcement Officer
Velvet Johnson

Code Enforcement Officer
Sierra Brown

Code Enforcement Officer
Jason Shellenberger

Code Enforcement Officer
John England

Office Hours:  
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (City Hall opens at 8:30am, closes at 5:00pm, and is Closed on City Holidays)

Contact Numbers :  
 (302) 736-7010   Office
 (302) 736-4217   Fax


Submit Online Complaint's Here

Mailing Address:  
City of Dover
Attn: Code Enforcement
15 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE  19901

The City of Dover Code Enforcement Office is a division under the City of Dover Planning and Inspections Department. The City of Dover Code Enforcement Office conducts annual housing inspections at which time the Code Enforcement Officer checks for compliance with City Ordinances, the Property Maintenance Code, and all other applicable codes adopted by the City of Dover. The City of Dover Code Enforcement Office also handles citizen complaints and can issue citations for violations found. 


Building Permit Application

Business License Application 

Business License Brochure

City of Dover Code of Ordinances

Electrical Inspection Agencies 

Manufactured Home Permit Application 

Permits Are Needed For Brochure

Public Occupancy

Rental Dwelling Permit Application

Rental Dwelling Inspections Brochure

Residential Parking Brochure

Signs Brochure

Sign Permit Application

Swimming Pool Brochure

Trash Brochure

Vacant Building Form

Vacant Building Ordinance Brochure


Applicable Codes:
City of Dover Code of Ordinances
2015 Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations
2015 NFPA 1 Fire Code
2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
2013 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
2013 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems
2014 NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
See Chapter 7 of the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations for a full list of adopted Codes and Standards
2009 International Building Code

APPLICABLE CODES as adopted by Dover’s City Council and Certain State Agencies 

IBC- International Building Code- 2009 

IRC- International Residential Code- 2009 

IPC- International Plumbing Code- 2015 (State of Delaware Requirements) 

IMC- International Mechanical Code- 2015 (State of Delaware Requirements) 

IFGC- International Fuel and Gas Code- 2015 (State of Delaware Requirements) 

IECC- International Energy Conservation Code- (2012 + Delaware’s Amendments- DNREC) 

IEBC- International Existing Building Code- 2009 

ICCPC- International Code Council Performance Code- 2009 

ANSI A117.1-03- 2003 local, 2010 Federal 

IFC- International Fire Code- 2009