City of Huntington Updates Their Unsafe Building Ordinance

PHOTO – A dilapidated home in the City of Huntington

PHOTO – A dilapidated home in Huntington

The Huntington City Council has approved changes to the unsafe building ordinance to help the city address vacant and dilapidated structures.

The changes reflect recent updates to the state code made in the 2017 legislative session that created additional tools for code enforcement officials such as being able to a search warrant to inspect a vacant or dilapidated structure in response to an absent property owner.

These changes will help the city to address blight more effectively and efficiently.

Read the full story from The Herald-Dispatch here.