Building Abatement

Building Abatement Code: A program for removal, demolition, or repair of unfit or unsafe structures.

The City building abatement process works towards compliance with property owners and as a last resort may result in demolition, removal, and a lien for the cost placed upon the property.

The building abatement processing time is dependent on the availability of the property owner, a potential hazard to the community as well as funding, an Unfit structure may take several years before it is abated.

In the case of an extreme circumstance such as fire or other damage, a property may be abated rapidly to protect the surrounding properties and community.