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Board Up (By-law No. 2010-211)

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Board Up (By-law No. 2010-211)

The Board Up By-law (By-law 2010-211) provides the City with the authority to order the boarding up/securing of buildings. It also allows the City to undertake any work that is required to board up the building and recover costs should the property owner fail to undertake the work.

Highlights:

  • Buildings that appear to be entirely or partially vacant and/or damaged, and that have an opening through which a person may obtain access are required to be boarded up.
  • Costs incurred by the City to board up a building, when the owner fails to do so, are added to the tax roll account for the property in question. 

View the entire by-law:

Board Up By-law (By-law 2010-211)

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