Nuisance abatement is the legal process of addressing and mitigating conditions or activities that disrupt the peace and safety of a community. These nuisances can vary widely, including issues like noise disturbances, blight, illegal dumping, or other activities that degrade the quality of life for residents.

Nuisance abatement is crucial for maintaining the well-being of neighborhoods and fostering a sense of security among residents.

By addressing and resolving these nuisances, communities can improve property values, enhance public health, reduce crime, and create a more pleasant environment for everyone.

How it works

City inspects.

After a resident calls, the city will conduct an appropriate inspection of the property in question. If the property is deemed not in compliance with the Toledo Municipal Code the inspector issues the appropriate violation notice.

Property owner responds.

Depending on the violation, residents have 72 hours or 30 days to fix the problem.

City inspects again.

After the time frame given to make repairs, an inspector will visit the property again. If the issue is resolved, no further action will be taken.

Nuisance Abatement Assessment on Property Taxes

If the property owner does not remedy the code violation in the specified time frame, then the City will often step in and do the work at the owner's expense. This is common for things like tall grass, abandoned vehicles, or demolition. The associated charge is applied to the property owner's tax bill as a NUAB charge.

Types of Code Violation Notices

72-Hour Notice

Quick fix.

Things like tall grass, junk or debris, and misplaced trash cans will need to be resolved within 72 hours from the time the notice was posted to the property.

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30 Day Notice

Structural issues.

Some things take a little more time. If your gutter fell down, or there's a door that needs fixed, you have a thirty day window, from the time you receive the notice, to hire a contractor or complete the work yourself.

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Zoning Violation Notice

That doesn't go there.

The most common zoning violations involve cars parked on the grass, recreational vehicles not parked in the right place, and missing permits. When an inspector sees something out of place, they'll let you know.

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Demolition Notice

Things don't look good.

Sometimes homes have fallen into such disrepair the City will add them to our demolition list. If you have a property set for demolition and you would like to save it, you can file a contract with the City to do just that.

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