§ 3. Division of Property Maintenance Code Enforcement

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  • The director of trade and development shall establish a division of property maintenance code enforcement, to be administered by a division manager, who shall be subject to the supervision and control of the director of trade and development. The division of property maintenance code enforcement shall consist of the division manager and such subordinate inspectors and employees as shall be appointed or assigned to serve under the direction and supervision of the director of trade and development.

    It shall be the duty of the division manager to administer and enforce all property maintenance and related provisions of the housing and building codes of the city, and other codes and ordinances under the jurisdiction of the division manager, and to perform such other duties as may be assigned by the director, the city manager, or by ordinance of the council. Property maintenance code enforcement inspectors shall be authorized by the chief building official of the City of Cincinnati to determine and assign the status "Unsafe Building" to any and all existing structures and shall be vested with the authority to vacate buildings; condemn unsafe buildings; conduct summary abatement and demolition of public nuisance buildings, and related activities; issue permits relating to property maintenance orders; order serious safety hazards corrected on existing buildings and structures; and perform any other duties or functions hereafter authorized by the chief building official. The division manager shall report on the authorized inspection and enforcement activities as the chief building official deems necessary. The division manager, and those designated inspectors and employees, when enforcing the provisions of ordinances or laws within the scope of their duties, shall be vested with the powers of police officers of the city.

(Emer. Ord. No. 0471-2007, § 1, eff. Dec. 19, 2007; Emer. Ord. No. 157-2013, § 2, eff. May 30, 2013)