Property Maintenance

As homes age, routine maintenance plays a vital role in maintaining the structure and property values. The minimum property maintenance code is designed to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City of Loveland.

To enforce property maintenance, City of Loveland follows the International Property Maintenance Code (2006) (PDF).

Checklist


The following checklist will help guide you through an inspection of your property. Repair of the violations you have detected will help maintain a clean, safe and desirable living environment.

Sanitation


  1. Accumulation of litter, garbage or waste

Grading / Drainage


  1. Areas of erosion
  2. Low areas allowing the accumulation of stagnant water
  3. Discharging storm water directly on public sidewalks, streets or neighboring property

Sidewalks / Driveways


  1. Broken areas
  2. Uneven slabs creating a possible trip hazard

Weeds


  1. Weeds or tall grass growth greater than seven inches in height

Accessory Structures


Accessory structures include fences, detached garages, sheds, retaining walls.
  1. Structurally sound
  2. Peeling or flaking paint
  3. Rusting surfaces
  4. Missing or unsecured components

Street Numbers


  1. Visible from street and at least four inches in height

Exterior - General


  1. Peeling, flaking paint
  2. Exterior finishes with holes/breaks
  3. Deterioration
  4. Missing or unsecured components

Foundation Walls


  1. Cracks/breaks
  2. Tuckpointing

Windows & Doors


  1. Peeling and flaking paint.
  2. Trim with deterioration]
  3. Glass with cracks and break
  4. Missing or damaged screens

Roofs


  1. Loose shingles
  2. Worn, missing or unsecured roofing materials
  3. Flashing
  4. Fascia and soffits

Drainage


  1. Gutters and downspouts with disconnected, unsecured and missing sections
  2. Guttering with an accumulation of leaves

Chimneys


  1. Tuckpointing
  2. Plumb

Porches / Decks


  1. Handrails and guardrails
  2. Stairways
  3. Flooring
  4. Structural members

Remember


Some repairs require building permits such as structural repairs or renovation of existing space involving plumbing, electrical, or mechanical installations. For information on permits for home repairs, please contact the Building and Zoning Department at 513-683-0150 or go to the Building and Zoning Department page for more information.