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View the City Code Property Maintenance document below for updated code ordinances.
City Code- Property Maintenance  

 

MINIMUM HOUSING

This code defines the minimum allowable maintenance and condition for existing structures within the city limits. The code sets requirements for:

  • Condemnations
  • City Demolitions
  • Maintenance of Premises
  • Maintenance of the Exterior of Structures
  • Maintenance of the Interior of Structures
  • Spot Blight Acquisition


LITTER& OVERGROWTH
This code sets requirements for the upkeep of yards and lots within the city limits. The enforcement requirements dictate:

  • All premises be maintained free of accumulated garbage, rubbish, refuse, or other waste material.
  • All premises containing grass, underbrush, or weeds shall be maintained at the height of less than ten (10) inches. (Section 18-162)
  • No person shall deposit litter on any vacant or occupied public or private property within the city limits, regardless of ownership.


ABANDONED AND DISCARDED VEHICLES
This code section sets the requirements for eliminating abandoned and/or Non-operating vehicles within the city limits.
The code requires the following:

  • No person leaves any partially dismantled, non-operating, wrecked, or junked vehicle on any street, alley, highway, or public right-of-way within the city limits for a period exceeding ten (10) days.
  • that no person leave any partially dismantled, non-operating, wrecked, or junked vehicle on any lot, tract, or parcel of privately owned land within the city unless it is stored or parked on the property in connection with a licensed business enterprise operating in a lawful place and manner.


The Codes and Community Service staff is complaint driven and depends significantly on citizens' input. Call 311 at (423) 643-6311 to report violations or visit CHA311.com.

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