Unfit Dwellings, Buildings & Structures

Our Unfit Dwellings, Buildings and Structures ordinance regulates whether a building has deteriorated so much that it is unfit for a person to live in it. We consider a building to be unfit for human habitation when it has deteriorated to the point that it threatens public safety. We hold a hearing to determine whether a building is unfit, and we can order its repair or demolition. We can order an unfit building to be demolished in cases of a documented extreme hazard or if the repair cost would be more than 50% of the cost to replace it. In other cases, we will issue an order to repair the unfit building.

Read the Code

Read the Aberdeen Municipal Code (AMC) section for building and construction codes relating to unfit dwellings, buildings and structures or other use, AMC 15.50.