The City of Jackson has housing codes and anti-blight ordinances to help make neighborhoods safer, to reduce deterioration and to keep them great places to live, work and play. Residents play an important role in neighborhood upkeep by reporting neighborhood blight conditions and violations of ordinances.
The current Code Department has three full time staff and one part time staff member. To report code violations, call 731-425-8239 or complete an online complaint form.
Families and groups are offered an opportunity to grown a garden on neighborhood lots in Jackson. Jackson Community Gardens is a City of Jackson joint venture that involves First Methodist Church, UT Agricultural Extension Services, Madison County Master Gardeners and JEA. Lots are provided and soil prepared for garden planting by volunteer garden coordinators. Signs will be provided identifying each neighborhood garden.
How to Participate
Mayor’s Second Chance Program
The Mayor’s Second Chance Program works in partnership with the Tennessee Career Center to provide participants with job development, job skills and opportunities/resources to work in collaboration with various program partners in helping to remove barriers to employment. The center also offers computerized labor market information, Internet access, workshops, an on-line talent bank, job placement, recruitment and training.
Other partners are Workforce Investment/Career Center, Probation and Parole
For more information on how you might participate, download a copy of the program brochure.
Go to Tennessee Career Center website
The City of Jackson Neighborhood Services office works with and encourages citizens to become active participants in determining the destiny of their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Relations office works with citizens to organize new and emerging as well as established neighborhood, community and civic organizations. The office maintains an online database of neighborhood associations, homeowners’ associations and resident associations, and Neighborhood Watch groups.
The Office of Neighborhood Services is available to address inquires by phone,
The office staff regularly facilitates attends and speaks at community meetings in an effort to directly interact with citizens and provides helpful information while collecting inquires on city services for follow up. The staff is also available to aid neighborhoods with seeking out resources to strengthen their communities.
If you would like help organize a neighborhood association in your community or get help with your organization’s goals and special projects, our office can help you. Click here for a copy of the How to Start A Neighborhood Association brochure. Contact Neighborhood Services by calling 731-425-8239