Dangerous Properties

Information Memo

Published: July 15, 2022

Dangerous Properties
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research 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”: