Can we do code enforcement on commercial and industrial buildings? What about vacant lots?
Date Published: May 2015
Code enforcement and inspections may take place in primarily residential areas and will allow enforcement activities for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as vacant land within the designated deteriorated or deteriorating area as long as the activity is able to meet the low to moderate income area (LMA) national objective and code enforcement is performed in conjunction with planned improvements, rehabilitation, or services to the area.
The focus of CDBG-assisted code enforcement and inspections is on buildings. Additional efforts to address violations concerning vacant lots, signs, and motor vehicles are allowed in conjunction with efforts regarding buildings and should form a minor part of a CDBG-assisted code enforcement program.