What is considered a vacant building?

A "vacant or boarded building" is one that is one or more of the following:

  1. Condemned;
  2. Unoccupied and unsecured for five (5) days or more;
  3. Secured by means other than those normally used the design of the building for thirty (30) days or more;
  4. Documented as having multiple building standards, fire or building code violations existing for thirty (30) days or more; or 
  5. Unoccupied for a period of time over three hundred sixty five (365) days and during which time an order has been issued to correct a nuisance condition pursuant to Title 5, Chapter 5-02.

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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?