he Property Maintenance Code for one- and two-family homes requires that the exteriors of all buildings and structures be kept in good repair. The Code also requires properties to remain clean and sanitary.
Golden Valley's Property Maintenance Code City Code Chapter 103-9 serves to:
- establish and uphold standards for public health, safety, welfare, and basic livability
- encourage proper home maintenance
- preserve and enhance community value
- promote communication between residents and the City
The code was developed based on community member input gathered through public surveys, meetings, and online feedback. It applies to multiple-dwelling properties and one- and two-family homes and stresses a common-sense approach to maintenance. It also helps actively maintain the vitality and integrity of the City's housing stock and achieve a number of community goals.
Goal: Stable Residential Neighborhoods
By staying on top of maintenance issues, residents can preserve and enhance their investment in their property, which benefits them personally and the community as a whole. A property maintenance code will help:
- protect against deteriorating housing
- address minor defects
- help prevent major condition defects that can be unsightly, unsafe, and can impact neighboring properties
Goal: Objective Minimum Exterior Standards
Inspectors address outdoor maintenance problems they spot while evaluating Golden Valley neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage people to find and fix maintenance concerns well before they become costly for homeowners or lead to neighbor complaints. Some examples include exterior:
- decks doors
Goal: Provide City Staff a Tool to Manage Property Maintenance Complaints
City inspectors are willing to come to your home to answer any questions you may have about your property. If a property is out of compliance according to the City ordinance, inspectors will work with the responsible party to understand options and make corrections. Those who receive violations have a designated time to fix the problem and will pay fines if they don't comply.