Completing a building project is definitely cause for celebration. When the excitement dies down, it’s time to turn your attention to maintenance. We’re committed to preserving the quality and value of public and private property by ensuring that maintenance standards are uniformly and equitably enforced and that all properties are maintained and occupied for use in a safe and efficient manner.
Learn more about Arlington’s Code Enforcement program. Property inspectors, both proactively and in response to your input, look for these issues:
- General exterior: broken windows, peeling paint, defective gutters
- General interior: peeling paint, defective handrails (stair elements)
- Light, ventilation and occupancy limitations: defective windows, defective exhaust fans
- Plumbing facilities and fixture requirements: supply and volume of water, adequacy of fixtures
- Mechanical and electrical requirements: defective electrical system/defective heating, defective receptacle(s)
- Fire safety requirements: defective/missing smoke detectors; egress
- Other typical code violations
Owners whose properties are in violation will receive notices of violation specific to the type of violation found. The notice will allow a specified period of time to correct violations; in some cases, repairs may require a building permit.