Residents don’t appreciate an ill-managed and dilapidated home or building in their community.
Contacting the Building Department is one way residents can take care of those "eyesores."
North Hempstead town code describes a building as an unfit dwelling – and therefore unfit for human habitation – as:
- One which is do damaged, decayed, dilapidated, insanitary unsafe or vermin infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.
- One which lacks illumination, ventilation or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or of the public as prescribed by the provisions of this code.
- One which because of its general condition or location is unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.
For questions or concerns regarding the town's code, residents can reach the building department by calling 311.
Do you have any building or homes in your community that are eyesores? If so, tell us where in the comment section below.