Why is that abandoned house allowed to sit vacant and deteriorate?
Property owners are required to secure a vacant house or structure to prevent unlawful entry. It may be necessary to board up glass windows to prevent damage or vandalism. Sometimes these properties are abandoned, under foreclosure, or in probate court for years and may become unsightly, yet may not be considered dangerous. The nuisance ordinance does have minimum requirements for exterior property maintenance. A vacant property can be inspected if reported as a concern for a neighborhood.

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1. Where do I find information on codes related to nuisance issues?
2. What is considered outside storage?
3. May I store my blue trash bins outside?
4. Where can I park additional vehicles if I need more parking space?
5. Is a permit required to add another driveway?
6. What are the rules for parking on private property or car repairs?
7. Who should I contact about abandoned cars or personal property parked on the city street?
8. Where can I park an RV on my property?
9. What is the height restriction on grass and weeds?
10. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale? Where can I display my signs?
11. What about other types of signs?
12. Why is that abandoned house allowed to sit vacant and deteriorate?