Dangerous Properties

Informational Memo

Published: June 18, 2020

Dangerous Properties
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See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn about the tools available to cities under state law to remedy unhealthy and dangerous properties such as those damaged by fire or explosion, unsecured vacant buildings, garbage houses, and otherwise hazardous buildings or excavations.

Foreclosed, abandoned houses or other buildings, as well as excavations, can be dangerous public nuisances.

Use these model documents with the discussion on “Dangerous Properties”: