Nuisance abatement process
Under the authority of City Ordinance Chapter 249.30, the Director of Inspections is authorized to declare a property a nuisance and order either demolition or rehab (Director’s Order).
According to the ordinance, a building within the city shall be deemed a nuisance condition and subject to abatement actions if it is:
- Vacant and unoccupied for a period of at least six months; or
- Unfit for occupancy because it is condemned for boards or maintenance for a period of at least 60 days.
- Has a negative impact on property values as a result of deterioration of the subject building; or
- Has an unjustifiable rehab costs: Evidence, including but not limited to rehabilitation assessments completed by CPED, clearly demonstrating that the cost of rehabilitation is not justified when compared to the after-rehabilitation resale value of the building.