Why is Code Enforcement important?
- Protect the safety and welfare of Bradbury residents
- Maintain and increase property values
- Reduce vandalism
- Bolster maintenance and continued development in the City
Simply stated Code Enforcement is for the common good. These rules and regulations have been enacted by the City to help ensure attractive neighborhoods, and a peaceful and enjoyable community for everyone.
Property maintenance standards
The City of Bradbury has adopted minimum standards by which the property within the City shall be maintained in order to protect the public health and welfare; safeguard life, health and property, and to preserve the character of the City. These standards range from fire hazards, overgrown vegetation, yard storage, attractive nuisances, lack of maintenance, among others. A list of the City’s Property Maintenance Standards can be found in the Bradbury Municipal Code Section 9.109.030 or by clicking here.
Ground Covering Regulations
Bradbury Municipal Code Section 9.109.030(21) and 9.109.035 require properties within the City of Bradbury to maintain ground covering on their property consisting of properly maintained vegetative growth, decorative rock, artificial turf, or fire-resistant bark or wood mulch. The City has developed and maintained a list of ground coverage sections and a collection of model ground coverage plans to assist residents and landowners in meeting the requirements. These plans can be accessed by clicking here.
Uninhabited residential registry
The City of Bradbury requires, pursuant to Bradbury Municipal Code Section 9.110.010, that uninhabited properties located within Bradbury to register with City Hall if the property has been vacant for a period of 60 consecutive days or longer. Periodic visits by a third party shall not constitute inhabitation. The purpose of such registration is to mitigate the public safety or code enforcement issues that can arise when residential properties are uninhabited for extended periods of time. Once a property is registered, the property owner shall keep the list of contacts current and ensure that each person on the list qualifies as an authorized person to act on behalf of the property owner. Additional information on the Uninhabited Residential Registry can be found in the municipal code by clicking here.