The Building Inspector regulates and enforces the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as adopted by the City of Burlington under Ch. 181-1 of the Municipal Code, concerning housing, unsafe structures, sanitation, inoperable/unlicensed vehicles, weeds and graffiti on private property. Property owners are ultimately responsible for the care and maintenance of their properties, regardless of whether they are the actual occupant(s) or the property houses tenants.
The purpose of the property maintenance ordinance is to protect public health, safety, welfare and ultimately try to make properties safer through protection against both criminal elements and personal safety, as well as safer through public health and sanitation procedures which affect everyone.
If a violation exists, the property owner will be contacted by mail, phone or in-person as deemed appropriate by the Building Inspector for the circumstances. Reasonable expectations of time frames for resolving a violation will vary from the time of the complaint due to legal notification requirements, City ordinances and State statute.