Preparing for a Blight Hearing

Any building owner who has received a notice to attend a hearing should come prepared with all documentation possible that would apply to the  building in question and its status. 

NOTE: submission of below documents does not guarantee a dismissal of the case or that no fines will be assessed.  Additionally, all cases have administrative fees and costs that will not be waived.

Checklist of Suggested Documents

  • CURRENT clear printed photos of the property in compliance.  Photos should include front (entire structure or lot), rear, right and left sides and must show work completed.
  • Recently executed contract(s) for repairs and/or demolition.
  • Permits covering the scope of work that will be or has been performed.
  • Certificate of Completion indicating that work performed under a permit was completed.
  • Certificate of Occupancy indicating that work was completed and the structure is ready for occupancy.
  • Certificate of Appropriateness if the property falls within the historic district of HDLC.
  • Copies of applications submitted to any City department or commission.
  • Recent proof of active participation in a Federal, State, or local renovation or rebuilding program including:
    • Road Home documentation
    • HMGP letter(s)
    • Letter(s) from a non-profit entity which has allocated funds
  • Proof of committed financing for repairs or new construction
  • Documents proving your ownership interest in the property including:
    • Bill of Sale
    • Deed
    • Succession documents

Additional Useful Information

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To report a code violation, call 311.
To obtain hearing Information, call (504) 658-5050

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