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Minimum Property Standards By-law


Public Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of The City of Saint John intends to consider repealing a By-law enacted on the 5th day of July, 2004 entitled “A By-law Respecting Standards for Maintenance and Occupancy of Buildings and Premises” at its regular meeting to be held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 and by adopting “The Saint John Minimum Property Standards By-law” with the following sections being modified:

  • General Duties & Obligations

  • Responsibilities of Occupants

  • Cooking Facilities

  • Plumbing

  • Toilet, Wash & Other Sanitary Facilities

  • Garbage, Storage & Disposal

  • Fire Protection Measures

  • Egress

  • Floors

  • Basements, Cellars and Unheated Crawl Spaces

  • Water Damage

  • Doors & Windows

  • Exterior Walls

  • Stairs, Porches & Landings

  • Handrails

  • Retaining Walls

  • Signs

  • Air Conditioners & Projections

  • Issuance of Notice to Comply

  • Proof of Service

  • Admissible Evidence

  • Appeals

  • Registration of Notice to Comply

  • Offences

  • Ticketable Offences

  • Remedies

  • Emergency Situations

  • Measures Taken

  • Right of Entry

  • Certificate of Debt

  • Lien

  • Debt Due to Municipality

The proposed by-law and the Residential Properties Maintenance and Occupancy Code may be inspected by any interested person at the office of the Common Clerk at City Hall, 15 Market Square, Saint John, N.B. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, inclusive, holidays excepted.

Elizabeth Gormley, Common Clerk

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