Knowledgebase-Sample Demolition by Neglect Ordinances


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Title:Sample Demolition by Neglect Ordinances
Summary:MTAS was asked to provide examples of demolition by neglect ordinances to aid the city in adopting a similar ordinance as a regulatory tool to cause the repair of historic structures within the community.
Original Author:Broughton, Jeff
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:05/01/2014
Last Reviewed on::05/30/2017
Subject:Historical preservation--Municipal ordinances; Code enforcement--Building demolition
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: Letter, Demolition by neglect - May 1 2014.pdfLetter, Demolition by neglect - May 1 2014.pdf

Reference Documents: Demolition by Neglect - Columbia.pdfDemolition by Neglect - Columbia.pdfDEMOLITION BY NEGLECT - Kingsport (2).pdfDEMOLITION BY NEGLECT - Kingsport (2).pdfDemolition by Neglect - Knoxville (2).pdfDemolition by Neglect - Knoxville (2).pdf

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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.