One of the most important obligations that a municipality has is to protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents. A housing inspection program is an effective tool designed to help a city avoid unsafe property conditions and unsightly neighborhood deterioration, both of which ultimately have a negative effect on all property values. This is especially important in a community with an aging housing market and apartment complexes. Well maintained property benefits everyone in the community.
The City currently requires residential occupancy inspections only on rental property. Beginning February 1, 2018, the City will be requiring a Certificate of Occupancy on all homes upon change of occupant, tenant, or owner. Prior to occupancy, the homeowner will have to submit a completed application (available on our website and/or at City Hall) and associated fees to City Hall, located at 14318 Manchester Road. Inspections should be scheduled 48 hours in advance. The City’s inspection of premises is a minimum property maintenance inspection. It does not replace the purchaser’s own obligation to be satisfied with the home being purchased or to undertake any private inspections the purchaser may desire.
Please direct any questions to Melanie Rippetoe, Director of Planning, Zoning & Economic Development at 636.227.1385 ext. 107 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.