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Exterior Structure

Generally all structures should be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare. Minimally there should not be any peeling paint, rotten wood, broken windows, or any noticeable damage. This includes all accessory structures such as garages, carports, and/or sheds.


All foundation walls shall be maintained plumb and free from open cracks and breaks and shall be kept in such condition so as to prevent the entry of rodents and other pests.

Roofs and Overhangs

The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent dampness or deterioration in the walls or interior portion of the structure. Roof drains, gutters and downspouts shall be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions. Roof water shall not be discharged in a manner that creates a public nuisance.

All overhang extensions including, but not limited to canopies, marquees, signs, metal awnings, fire escapes, standpipes and exhaust ducts shall be maintained in good repair and be properly anchored so as to be kept in a sound condition.

Interior Structure

The interior of a structure and equipment therein shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and in a sanitary condition. Occupants shall keep that part of the structure which they occupy or control in a clean and sanitary condition.


At a minimum for any dwelling unit to be habitable it must have electricity, running water, heat (during winter months), and pose no safety threat. Additionally all dwelling units must be sanitary.


All structures shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation. All structures in which insects or rodents are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent reinfestation.

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