What is a dangerous building?

Buildings are considered dangerous when they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Leaning or buckling walls;
  • Damaged and deteriorating foundations;
  • Improperly loaded floors and walls;
  • Damaged by fire, wind;
  • Dangerous to life and health;
  • Dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, unsanitary or unfit for human habitation;
  • Inadequate to protect health, morals, or safety of human beings;
  • Inadequate egress;
  • Parts that may fall and injure the public.
Ordinance 5-0200 (PDF).

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1. How can I submit a complaint that may be a violation of the city codes?
2. Can I submit a complaint anonymously?
3. What is the process after I submit a complaint?
4. How tall can grass and weeds be on residential, commercial or undeveloped property?
5. How often do I have to shovel the snow on my sidewalks during the winter?
6. Do I have to have my wood piles off the ground?
7. Can I lay my sump pump hose across a sidewalk?
8. How soon do I need to seed or sod my yard after the house is built?
9. Can I have my business equipment at my home?
10. Can I park vehicles and recreation vehicles with trailers on my property?
11. What is junk?
12. What is considered harborage of vermin?
13. Do I need to keep my undeveloped lot mowed and free of garbage, junk and cast–off materials?
14. Do vacant buildings need to be secured and registered with the City?
15. What is a dangerous building?
16. Who should I contact if I have a question or concern associated with a residential outdoor swimming pool?
17. What is the definition of a junk automobile?
18. What is considered a vacant building?