Property Maintenance Code Checklist

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EXTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS

Sanitation
Accumulation of litter, garbage or waste

Grading/Drainage
Areas of erosion
Low areas allowing ponding of stagnant water
Discharging storm water directly on public sidewalks, streets or neighboring property

Sidewalks/Driveways
Significant cracks in pavement
Broken areas
Uneven slabs creating a possible trip hazard

Weeds
Weeds or tall grass growth greater than 8" in height

Accessory Structures: fences, detached garages, sheds, retaining walls.
Structurally sound
Peeling or flaking paint
Rusting surfaces
Missing or unsecured components

EXTERIOR OF STRUCTURE

Street Numbers
Visible from street and at least 3" in height

Exterior - General
Peeling, flaking paint
Exterior finishes with holes/breaks
Deterioration
Missing or unsecured components

Foundation Walls
Cracks/breaks
Tuckpointing

Windows and Doors
Glass with cracks and breaks
Trim with deterioration
Peeling and flaking paint

Roofs
Loose shingles
Worn, missing or unsecured roofing materials
Flashing
Fascia & soffits

Drainage
Gutters and downspouts with disconnected, unsecured and missing sections
Guttering with an accumulation of leaves

Chimneys
Tuckpointing
Plumb

Porches/Decks
Handrails and guardrails
Stairways
Flooring
Structural members

INTERIOR OF STRUCTURE

Structural Members
Deteriorated or unsecured components
Excessive notching of joists

Life Safety
Smoke detectors in sleeping areas and on each floor level

Interior Surfaces
Peeling paint
Cracked or loose plaster
Defective surfaces

Sanitary
Accumulation of rubbish or garbage

Stairs, Railings, Handrails, Guardrails
Deteriorated or unsecured components

Windows and Doors
Tight fitting, weatherproof
Easily opened
Hardware

Heating Facilities
Capable of maintaining a room temperature of 65 degree Fahrenheit
Accumulation of debris around furnace
Proper flue installation

Electrical System
Adequately sized
Switches and outlets - working order, cover plates
Lighting fixtures - working order, secure
Loose or frayed wires
Extension cords used in lieu of permanent wiring

Plumbing System
Plumbing fixtures - working order, free of obstructions and leaks, properly installed
Water heater properly installed and in working order
Sanitary drainage system in working order


REMEMBER...

Some repairs require building permits, such as structural repairs or renovation of existing space involving plumbing, electrical, or mechanical installations.

Information about which repairs or code corrections require a permit is available from the Department of Public Works.
Call (314) 615-5184 for details.

 


 

This checklist is not intended to include all maintenance items you may need to address, but it is intended to be your guide through an exterior inspection of your property.


Helpful Numbers: Zoning Violations

Residential areas:(314) 615-4100
  • Number of dogs and cats
  • Operating a business from the home
  • Outdoor storage
  • Parking vehicles in the grass
  • Parking of commercial vehicles



Commercial areas:(314) 615-3724
  • Banners, pennants, signs
  • Outdoor storage
  • Site conditions, such as fencing, shrubbery, lighting