Dangerous & Substandard Buildings

The City of Woodland has developed a proactive program for the abatement of dangerous and substandard building.

Any vacant, unoccupied or abandoned building or structure which is not reasonably secured against uninvited entry or which constitutes a fire hazard or is otherwise in a dangerous, unsightly or blighted condition which is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the public.

City Ordinances on Dangerous & Substandard Buildings

The ordinance addressing dangerous and substandard buildings is under section 9.04.040 City of Woodland Municipal Code. All buildings declared to be dangerous shall be abated. The Abatement of Dangerous Building Code and the Uniform Housing Code, as adopted by the State of California, shall apply. Please see the Title 25 State Housing Law at the State Housing and Community Development page on issues relating to substandard housing.

The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

For the purpose of these provisions any building or structure which has any of the conditions or defects described in Section 3 of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings shall be deemed to be a dangerous building, provided there is a threat to life, health, property, or safety of the public because of the condition.

The Uniform Housing Code as Adopted by the State of California

For all intents and purposes as though set forth at length, this section shall be established and adopted as the rules, regulations, provisions and conditions to be observed and followed for the protection of public health, safety and general welfare of the occupants and the general public as set out in Section 102 of the Uniform Housing Code. It is the purpose of this code to provide minimum standards for safety and life, and to regulate and control the use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all dwellings within the city.

Additional Information

For additional information visit the Department of Public Health. Also see the new information on State Law on Mold (PDF) in houses and apartments.

See Summary of abatement, Section 9.04.080 within the City of Woodland Municipal Code.

Please review the Code Compliance Administrative Policy (PDF) or Report a problem.