This information is written only as a guide; it is not intended nor shall it be considered a complete set of requirements:

The exterior of any building or structure (other than accessory buildings on farms) is required to comply with the property maintenance requirements.

The property maintenance requirements are as follows:

  • No accumulation of dirt or filth that could create a health hazard (exterior of property to be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition).
  • No holes, deterioration, or rotting on exterior surfaces (includes doors, frames, windows, trim, porches); exterior wood (other than decay-resistant woods) shall be painted or have other protective covering.
  • No deterioration of the finish (peeling, cracked, chipped paint on more than 20% of a wall and door, windows moldings and similar surfaces).
  • Doors and windows shall be kept in good condition and free from cracks and holes.
  • Projections (decorative features, cornices, moldings, sills) shall be kept in good condition and free from cracks and defects which make them hazardous or unsightly.
  • Siding and masonry joints shall be kept weather resistant and water tight.
  • Roof structures (drains, gutters, downspouts, fascia, trim) shall be in good repair and securely attached.
  • Roof elements (chimneys, antennae, air vents) shall be sound, in good repair, and securely attached.
  • Retaining walls shall be structurally sound and in good repair.
  • Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, and parking spaces shall be sound, in good repair and free from hazardous conditions.
  • Foundation walls shall be maintained to prevent rodent entry.
  • Attachments (exterior stairways, ramps, decks, porches, balconies) shall be sound, in good repair, maintained free of hazardous conditions and capable of supporting the imposed loads.
  • Handrails and guardrails shall be firmly fastened, sound, in good repair and capable of supporting normally imposed loads.