Nuisance Properties

A WORD ABOUT BUILDING CODE AND NUISANCE ABATEMENT

Building Code and Nuisance Abatement are procedures used by local governments to protect individuals and property from health and safety hazards that could cause injury, loss of life, or damage. These regulations are designed to help protect all of the individuals in the community including property owners. They address: 1. Health, 2. Fire protection, 3. Structural safety and hazards, and 4. Maintenance. When used as guidelines for individual property owners, they frequently can increase the value of the property.

When property or property conditions do not meet code requirements, a written notice/order is sent to the owner, and is also posted at the property. The notice/order states the problem, and also states a time limit for the correction of the problem. The notice/order remains against the property until corrected by the person cited.

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