South Bend’s Property Inspections and Fines May Violate Your Constitutional Rights. 

South Bend sends housing inspectors to look for things like unplowed snow, tall grass, fallen tree limbs, or any house issue. The city may then fine you, order you to appear at a hearing, or sue you for unpaid fines or fees.

These practices may have violated your constitutional rights. You have the right to a fair hearing, to be free from excessive fines, and to be free from an inspector’s entry into your home without a warrant.

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Has South Bend threatened you with fines because your property is not up to code?
Has a South Bend employee recently inspected your property in a way that invaded your privacy?