[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Paso 1987 by Ord. No. 610 (Ch. 15.06 of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DANGEROUS AND UNSAFE BUILDING
- A. Any building (including but not limited to a residence), shed, fence or other man-made structure which is dangerous to the public health because of its construction or condition, or which may cause or aid in the spread of disease or cause injury to the health of the occupants of it or of neighboring structures.
- B. Any building (including but not limited to a residence), shed, fence or other man-made structure which, because of faulty construction, age, lack of proper repair or any other cause, is especially liable to fire and constitutes or creates a fire hazard.
- C. Any building (including but not limited to a residence), shed, fence or other man-made structure which, because of its condition or because of lack of doors or windows, is available to and frequented by malefactors or disorderly persons who are not lawful occupants of said structure.
It is unlawful to maintain or permit the existence of any dangerous and unsafe building in the City; and it is unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in custody of any dangerous and unsafe building to permit the same to remain in a dangerous and unsafe condition, or to occupy such building or permit it to be occupied while it is or remains in a dangerous and unsafe condition.
[Added 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
In the event a building is determined to be dangerous and unsafe as defined in § 144-1 of this chapter, the City may demolition, repair or enclose the building in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/11-31-1, as amended. Abandoned residential property may be secured or enclosed in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.01, as amended.