7 City of Columbus Code Enforcement

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4th Annual Bed Bug Summit sponsored by the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force

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7 City of Columbus Code Enforcement

  1. 1. CITY OF COLUMBUSCODE ENFORCEMENT<br />City of Columbus<br />Michael B. Coleman, Mayor<br />Department of Development<br />Boyce Safford III, Director<br />Code Enforcement Division<br />Dana Rose, Administrator<br />
  2. 2. Title 7 – Health Sanitation and Safety Code <br />Owner Responsibility<br /> The owner or person having charge is responsible for elimination of any rodents, insects, vermin, or other pests in a dwelling containing two(2) or more dwelling units and on the premises thereof. The owner or person having charge is also responsible whenever improper rodent-proofing of the premises causes the infestation.<br />
  3. 3. Title 45 - Housing Code Pest Elimination<br />Occupant Responsibility<br />The occupant is responsible for elimination of any insects,rats, or other pests within that part of the premises occupied and controlled by him in a single family dwelling.<br />
  4. 4. Code Enforcement Process<br /><ul><li>Bed Bug Complaint is reported by tenant(s) to 311 Service Center
  5. 5. 311 Service Request is assigned to appropriate Code Enforcement Area
  6. 6. Code Enforcement contacts tenants to perform an inspection
  7. 7. Single family dwelling = violation issued to occupant
  8. 8. Multi-family dwelling (2 or more) = notice issued to property owners
  9. 9. Property owner is given 30 days to comply
  10. 10. Code Enforcement performs a follow-up inspection
  11. 11. If not complied, Code Enforcement continues to monitor progress, as the issue can be ongoing</li></li></ul><li>Code Enforcement Statistics<br />
  12. 12. Code Enforcement Statistics<br />
  13. 13. Summary<br /><ul><li>Multi-unit dwelling - can be difficult to maintain compliance
  14. 14. Difficult to get occupants to understand their responsibility
  15. 15. Public awareness in some neighborhoods still needed</li>

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