Knowledgebase-Property Maintenance Ordinance


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Title:Property Maintenance Ordinance
Summary:An ordinance establishing the minimum regulations governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:12/03/2003
Last Reviewed on::10/27/2009
Subject:Municipal ordinances; Code enforcement; Code enforcement--Building inspection--Municipal ordinances; Code enforcement--Building demolition
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: Property Maintenance Ordinance.pdf

Reference Documents:

Text of Document: Property Maintenance Ordinance.doc
Ordinance Number ____________

An ordinance establishing the minimum regulations governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use, and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures; known as the Property Maintenance Code.

Be it Ordained by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Blaine, Tennessee as follows:

Section 1. That a certain document a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Recorder of the City of Blaine, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Blaine, in the State of Tennessee; for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part thereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 2 of this ordinance.

Section 2. The following sections are hereby revised:

Section 101.1. Insert: City of Blaine.
Section 103.6. Insert: Schedule of fees.
Section 11.2. Delete and substitute the following: The Board of Appeals shall
consist three aldermen appointed by the mayor.
Section 303.14. Insert: May 15 to September 15.
Section 602.3. Insert: September 15 to May 15.
Section 602.4. Insert: September 15 to May 15.

Section 3. That any ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 4. Nothing in this ordinance or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 2 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.


Section 5. Penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of the building and property maintenance code of the city, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be prosecuted within the limits provided by state or local laws. Such fines shall be $50.00 per day of violation, and shall hereafter be cited as the City of Blaine general penalty clause. Each day of violation after due notice has been served shall be deemed as a separate offense.

Section 6. That the City Recorder shall certify to the adoption of this ordinance, and cause the same to be published as required by law; and this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval as required by law.


Passed 1st reading_________________, 2004
Passed 2nds reading_________________,2004



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Mayor Attest: City Recorder

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.