Property owners must ensure that buildings and structures are maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. The code has standards pertaining to structural soundness, swimming pools, plumbing, electrical systems, fire hazards and ventilation.
An unsafe house is one that is severely dilapidated, improperly maintained, or has electrical, structural, or plumbing problems.
If the owner does not repair or demolish an unsafe structure, the county may be ordered by the CEB or SM to perform the demolition. The owner must reimburse the county for the demolition or the county pursues enforced collection.