Property and Roads

Property and Roads

Property Maintenance Code Checklist
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EXTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS

Sanitation
Check box 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