The Board of Condemnation is comprised of the Director of Health, the Building Inspector, and the Fire Marshal of the Town. The Board has the authority to investigate complaints, conduct hearings to determine if violations exist and to establish plans for the abatement of such violations for conditions that fall under the Blight Prevention Ordinance and the Unfit Property and Structures Ordinance.
The Board of Condemnation generally meets the third Monday of the month at 2:00 pm in the first floor conference room of The Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road and via Conference Call Bridge. All schedules and locations are subject to change. Please check the Town Meetings Calendar for cancellations or location changes.
Board of Condemnation Member Listing
|Chief Building Official
|Director of Health
About the Board of Condemnation
# of Members:
Party Balance Required?:
Three - Director of Health, Building Inspector, Fire Marshal
Town Code - Chapter 100-3
The Board of Condemnation consists of the Director of Health, the Building Inspector and the Fire Marshal of the Town.
Powers and Duties
Unfit Structures: The Board of Condemnation can declare, as a menace to public safety, any dwelling or any commercial/industrial structure (with some exclusions) that have any of the following defects:
- One which is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe or vermin-infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or the public.
- One which lacks hallway and porch illumination, ventilation, heating facilities (minimum of 55° F.) or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or the public.
- One which, because of its general condition or location, is unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of the occupants or the public.
- On which, for want of proper initial construction or proper repairs or by reason of age or dilapidated condition or from any other cause, may cause a fire or presents an unreasonable threat to life.
Blight Prevention: Upon receiving a written complaint of a possible violation signed by the complainant, the Blight Prevention Officer shall make an investigation. If the building or structure is in a physically deteriorating condition which, if left unabated, would cause an unsafe or unsanitary condition or a nuisance to the general public which may be evidenced by one or more of the following conditions:
If the Board of Condemnation determines the building or structure is in a state of disrepair or is becoming dilapidated, it will determine the steps are necessary to address the issue and set a time frame for resolving the issue. The Board must notify a building owner in writing. A blight complaint that meets one or more of the above criteria can be submitted here.