3737 56th Ave North Saint Petersburg, Florida
This troubled home has ongoing issues. Code enforcement and the police have been involved on an ongoing basis in recent months. Code Enforcement monitored the property under complaint number CL 16-01770
The houses continues to have issues. It continues to violate the Pinellas County Code of Ordinances listed below. Photos attached.
The house was boarded up yesterday on 11/2/2016, this along with the garbage mountain which remained for over a month before being resolved falls under the violation “…constitute a blighting factor for adjoining property owners, nor an element leading to the progressive deterioration and downgrading of the neighborhood with the accompanying diminution of property value.” A garbage mountain for over a month and a potential 90 days of being boarded up will approach half a year of being a neighborhood blight.
There are unpainted patches on the home’s exterior walls, gutters becoming detached from the roof, exterior wall baseboards that have been falling off for many months as well.
In boarding up the home yesterday the main front sliding door of egress was boarded up as well and possibly a rear door. These are safety violations. If there were a fire and someone inside they would be unable to escape.
Please have a code inspector do a thorough investigation of this home, inside and out. The owners are leaving it derelict and blighting the neighborhood with it.
Sec. 22-299. - Exterior and interior of structures.
No person shall occupy as owner-occupant, or let or sublet to another for occupancy, any dwelling or dwelling unit designed or intended to be used for the purpose of living, sleeping, cooking or eating therein, nor shall any vacant dwelling be permitted to exist, which does not comply with the following requirements:
(2) Exterior walls. … Further, such walls shall be maintained so that their appearance shall reflect a level of maintenance in keeping with the standards of the neighborhood, or such higher standards as may be adopted as part of a plan of minimum property standards of the county, and such that the appearance of the buildings shall not constitute a blighting factor for adjoining property owners, nor an element leading to the progressive deterioration and downgrading of the neighborhood with the accompanying diminution of property value. In furtherance of this goal, no exterior wall, door, window or casement that is secured by plywood, boards, or other protective covering, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, may remain so secured for longer than a period of 90 days, unless such protective covering is a professionally manufactured product made solely for purposes of storm protection.
b. All portions, additions or sections of a roof, including, but not limited to, fascia, eaves, soffit, sheathing, rafter tails, barge rafter, vent screening, gutters, downspouts, roof jacks, lead or metal flashing, shall be structurally sound and shall be complete with all trim strips, moldings, brackets, braces and supports in accordance with standard building practices. No portion, addition or section of a roof shall display signs of deterioration, abuse, or improper installation that causes damage to the roof, admits rain or causes dampness.
(4) Means of egress. Every dwelling shall have safe, unobstructed means of egress with minimum ceiling height of seven feet leading to a safe and open space at ground level. Stairways shall have a minimum head room of six feet eight inches.
(7) Windows and doors. Every window, exterior door and casement, or cellar door and hatchway, shall be substantially weathertight, watertight and rodentproof, and shall be kept in sound working condition and good repair. No such window, exterior door or casement that is secured by plywood, boards, or other protective covering, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, may remain so secured for longer than a period of 90 days, unless such protective covering is a professionally manufactured product made solely for purposes of storm protection.
2629 68th Avenue N st petersburg/pinellas/uninc., flConstant debris being dropped off and left in the driveways. Washing machines, dishwashers, heaters, tvs, etc. My children are climbing on these items and throwing parts in the street, they have fallen off of a trailer permantly parked in the street, fell off of a new huge wooded deck in the front yard with holes around trees and no guard rails or steps. the residents are gone alot and the safety issues with the dangerous debris lying on the front property are a huge problem.· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged