Home Rule Cities Adopting New Powers to Target Abandoned Buildings
Environment and Infrastructure

Home Rule Cities Adopting New Powers to Target Abandoned Buildings

  Twenty communities across West Virginia have used Municipal Home Rule authority to implement a local program of issuing on-the-spot violation notices for dilapidated buildings. In these cities, code enforcement officials have the power to issue citations to negligent property owners in much the same way as they would write a traffic ticket. Such violations … Continue reading