City of Martins Ferry

New Property Maintenance Codes Proposed

Posted on: April 18, 2013

Over the past year, City Council’s Code Administration Committee has been working to update codes related to property maintenance.? For example, the fine for not adhering to city codes was increased to a maximum of $200 in 2012.?

This year the committee has recommended adopting the International Code Council?2012 International Property Maintenance Code.? This code is?enforced?in cities throughout?the state of Ohio as well as?in cities?across the?nation.?

The?first edition of the International Property Code in 1998 was the work of?the International Code Council made up of representatives of?BOCA, ICBO, and SBCCI.? A new edition of the code is published every three years.?

To view the 2012 International Property Codes click here.