Special Magistrate Rental Program meeting
Last year, the city’s Code Enforcement team opened 4,781 cases throughout the city and closed 4,651 cases. More than 40% of new cases were maintenance code violations, which are requirements for the interior and exterior of housing structures. Broken windows, wood rot, torn screens, mildew and damaged structures are examples of maintenance code violations.
Rental inspection program infractions made up almost 15% of all violations issued in 2020. The city’s Rental Inspection Program requires property owners register their residential rental units and that each property pass an inspection on a biennial basis.
Last summer, the city added a second Special Magistrate to focus on violations of the city’s Rental Program. A Special Magistrate is appointed by the City Commission and has the jurisdiction and authority to hear and rule over code compliance matters.
The next meeting of the Special Magistrate Rental Program will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Commission Chambers at City Hall. On the meeting agenda there are 19 continued, 31 new, two lien review and one zoning compliance cases. The meeting agenda is on the city’s website.
The meeting can be watched online at www.codb.us/DBTV and on Spectrum Channel 490.