What is an Unsafe Building?

An unsafe building is a structure, or part of a structure, or premises that is a danger to public safety because of the following reasons:

  • Open
  • Dilapidated
  • Vacant

Open, dilapidated, and vacant buildings are posted with an Unsafe Building Placard and required to be secured. Failure to comply may result in the building being secured by the City. An unsafe building may be demolished by the City if necessary to protect public safety. If this occurs, the property owner shall be billed for the expense of the demolition.

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1. Who does enforce the existing Building Maintenance Code in the City of Chesapeake?
2. What is an Unsafe Building?
3. What should I do if I can't complete the code violation correction by the deadline?