Knowledgebase-Property Maintenance Code Adoption

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Title:Property Maintenance Code Adoption
Summary:MTAS was asked for assistance in preparing an ordinance adopting the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 Edition.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Product Create Date:08/05/2005
Last Reviewed on::03/22/2010
Subject:Municipal ordinances--Codes of ordinances
Original Document: Property Maintenance Code Adoption Letter.pdf

Reference Documents: Appeal boards ordinance.pdfCode Amendment Ordinance.pdfProperty Maintenance Ordinance.pdfTips for Effective Code Enforcement.pdfAdoption of Property Maintenance Code Ordinance.pdf

Text of Document: August 5, 2005

Mr. Barry Baker, City Manager
City of Loudon
P.O. Box 189
Loudon, Tennessee 37774

Re: Property Maintenance Code Adoption

Dear Mr. Baker

You recently requested assistance in preparing an ordinance adopting the International Property Maintenance Code , 2003 Edition. In addition to adopting the code, the city needs to establish an appeals board to hear appeals, adopt a procedure for amending the codes from time to time, and establish a procedure for the enforcement of building and property maintenance codes, notifications and recovery of costs associated with alterations, repair, and demolition of structures.

I am enclosing four (4) ordinances that will accomplish the above and Tips for Effective Codes Enforcement.

Please review the ordinances and advise of any changes that you want. I can provide them in electronic form if you desire.


Ron Darden
Municipal Management Consultant

Enclosures 5

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.