Chapter 27 revised draft

Chapter 27 revised draft

Chapter 27 of the Dallas City Code establishes minimum property standards to ensure that all residential buildings, structures, and premises are safe, sanitary, and fit for human use and habitation. In other words, if you live or own residential property in Dallas, Chapter 27 impacts you.

The City of Dallas and other stakeholders have collaborated to review and suggest improvements to this chapter of the code. A working draft of these amendments was made available to the public on December 11, 2015. The revised draft below includes additional detail and incorporates some stakeholder feedback.

The proposed amendments address healthy housing standards, clarify and strengthen maintenance and repair standards, revamp the registration and inspection program for single family rentals, reexamine the maximum indoor temperature when air conditioning is provided, and authorize the director of code compliance to create a risk-based inspection program for multi-tenant properties to reward good landlords.

The City of Dallas is seeking input regarding these proposed amendments to Chapter 27, both online and at the following stakeholder meetings:

Tuesday Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

Lake Highlands at Lake Highlands Recreation Center
(This meeting will also include a presentation on Neighborhood Plus)

Tuesday Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
2500 Romine Ave., Park South YMCA

Comments and feedback can also be made on Facebook, by clicking on the link below.

The proposed amendments are:

Chapter 27 Ordinance 1Feb2016 working draft

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