Abandoned structures that are left unsecured will often times be an easy target for attracting criminal and malicious behavior. If you observe a structure that has broken and/or missing windows and doors, please contact Code Enforcement immediately.
It is important to paint your structure whenever you see peeling and/or missing paint to eliminate the possibility of dry rot and termite infestation and to keep your building looking attractive.
The Uniform Housing Code regulates buildings to ensure they are maintained in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition for occupancy. For example, if you are a property owner or manager, it is important to immediately repair dysfunctional heating, plumbing, and electrical equipment upon notification by your tenant or when simply observing the substandard conditions.
Unpermitted Structures, Alterations and Additions
Before constructing, renovating or altering a structure, it is important to contact the Building Division to verify if a building permit is needed. For instance, permits are required prior to the installation of new windows, doors, walls, roofs, electrical outlets and wiring, plumbing lines and fixtures, water heaters, and new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The benefit of obtaining a permit is to verify that before a building or addition is constructed, it complies with front, side and rear yard setbacks and does not encroach onto another property. The permit will also initiate building inspections to reduce the potential hazards of unsafe construction and alterations.