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Changes to the Municipalities Act means results for City’s Buildings and Inspection Services

27-Apr-2011

Since the changes to the Municipalities Act in 2007 (which authorized the City of Saint John to strengthen the By-laws for Dangerous Buildings, Unsightly Premises and Minimum Property Standards), the City’s Buildings and Inspection Services department has achieved the following results:

Notice to Comply issued for Dangerous Building Condition being a danger to safety of the public by reason of: Dilapidation or unsoundness of structural strength

  • Notices issued for dangerous building condition under By-law
29 Notices
  • Where the City has remedied the condition (demolition)
12 buildings/conditions and
1 case pending
  • Where the owner has complied with the Notice by demolition
8 buildings/conditions
  • Where a building permit was taken out by the owner to restore the building/repair the condition
6 buildings
  • Where the owner was charged in court for not complying
2 cases and 1 case pending

Notice to Comply issued for Unsightly Premises

  • Notices issued for unsightly premises under By-law
6 Notices
  • Where the City conducted remedial actions
1 case
  • Where the owner completed the work to remedy the conditions
 5 cases

Notices to Comply for Minimum Property Standards By-Law

  • Notices issued for violations of By-law in 2009
  • Charges laid for non-compliances with By-law
  • Total amount of fines related to non-compliance (by-law and act)
  •  40 Notices
  • 5 Charges
  • $4,750.00
  • Notices issued for violations of By-law in 2010
  • Charges laid for non-compliance with By-law
  • Total amount of fines related to non-compliance (by-law and act)
  •  31 Notices
  • 11 Charges
  • $12,500.00
  • Notices issued for violations of By-law in 2011 (to date)
  • Charges laid for non-compliance with By-law
  • Total amount of fines related to non-compliance (by-law and act)
  • 10 Notices (to date)
  • 6 Charges
  • $17,780.00


For more information, contact the City of Saint John’s Buildings and Inspections Service at 658-2911.