Property Maintenance Code Enforcement

The City of Warrensburg adopted a Property Maintenance Code in 2014 that applies to all residential and non-residential structures.  The Property Maintenance Inspector, Roma Hicks, works with owner and tenants of residential and commercial properties to keep them maintained in a safe manner for everyone.

Types of Violations


The full text of the code can be found in Article VIII of Chapter 6 of the City Code.  A summary of the types of violations is listed below.

Pest


A significant population of insects, rodents, or other animals on the premises. All infestations should be exterminated by approved processes.  Owner of any premises shall be responsible for the elimination prior to leasing or renting.

Mold


All structures where significant mold growth is found are to be promptly cleaned and the source of moisture found and mitigated. Owner of any premises shall be responsible for the elimination prior to leasing or renting.

Roof


Roof, soffit, and fascia should not contain openings that allow the entry of animals, humans, or weather. All flashing, roofing material, and roof penetrations should be weather-tight and free of defects. Gutter systems should be in good condition allowing for the removal of water from the structure so it does not become a public nuisance.

Vegetation


Any vegetation that is not maintained for aesthetic purposes, and is in contact with any structure where natural growth or wind movement may damage the structure, must be removed.

Windows & Doors


All windows and doors shall be weather-tight, and in good condition. All windows and doors shall be supplied with glass without cracks or holes and shall be repaired using a means specifically for glass repair.  No openings shall be boarded or covered without the approval of the Building Official.

Fences & Accessory Building


All fences and accessory buildings should be maintained in good repair. Holes in siding, missing slats, or moderate listing in the structure is not permitted.

Paint


Where required, all structures shall have an approved coating of a sealant to prevent damage to the structure by weather, insects, UV light or other common decay factors.  On any structure where 'more than 50%' of the sealant is chipped, missing or in distress, the surface shall be prepared and a new application of sealant will be required.
  1. Roma Hicks

    Neighborhood Services
    Phone: (660) 747-9135