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Dangerous Building Ordinance

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The Dangerous Building Ordinance is typically used on buildings that have been damaged by fire or storms. All buildings or structures which have any or all of the following defects shall be deemed "dangerous buildings":

(a) Those whose interior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line dropped from the center of the upper portion of the member falls outside the middle third of the member at any point.

(b) Those which, exclusive of the foundation, show thirty-three (33) percent or more of damage or deterioration of the supporting member or members, or fifty (50) percent of damage or deterioration of the non-supporting enclosing or outside walls or covering.

(c) Those which have improperly distributed loads upon the floors or roofs or in which the same are overloaded, or which have insufficient strength to be reasonably safe for the purpose used.

(d) Those which have been damaged by fire, wind or other causes so as to have become dangerous to life, safety, morals, or the general health and welfare of the occupants or the people of the city.

(e) Those which have become or are so dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, unsanitary or which so utterly fail to provide the amenities essential to decent living that they are unfit for human habitation, or are likely to cause sickness or disease, so as to work injury to the health, morals, safety, or general welfare of those living therein.

(f) Those having light, air and sanitation facilities which are inadequate to protect the health, morals, safety or general welfare of human beings who live or may live therein.

(g) Those having inadequate facilities for egress in case of fire or panic or those having insufficient stairways, elevators, fire escapes or other means of communication.

(h) Those which have parts thereof which are so attached that they may fall and injure members of the public or property.

(i) Those which because of their condition are unsafe, unsanitary or dangerous to the health, morals, safety or general welfare of the residents of this city.

(i) Those which because of their condition are unsafe, unsanitary or dangerous to the health, morals, safety or general welfare of the residents of this city.

(k) Those buildings existing in violation of any provision of this chapter, or any provisions of chapter 11 or other ordinances of this city.

Please see Grandview City Code of Laws Section 6-11 through 6-22 for complete text. (A link to that location could be placed here)