On August 4, 2015, the Trenton City Council ratified Ordinance 1615 enacting Health and Safety Inspections for all properties within the City of Trenton effective September 1, 2015.  Upon change of ownership, or occupancy, no property may be occupied or used until an inspection of the structure has been conducted and a health/safety permit issued by the City of Trenton.

This Ordinance is intended to preserve property values within the City, and is one component of the City’s plan to identify and eliminate illegal connections to the sanitary sewer system.

Specifically, the following Codes have been adopted and will be subject to enforcement:

Health and Safety Inspections will be required ONLY for properties upon change of ownership or occupancy.

Property owners or managers are responsible for making application to City Hall to schedule an inspection.  Initial inspections will be scheduled and initiated within 5 days of application.  Should a re-inspection be required, it will be scheduled and initiated with thirty (30) days of the prior inspection.

Applicable fees are as follows:

Health & Safety/Utility Inspections Health & Safety Inspection Only
Initial Inspection $75.00 $50.00
First Re-Inspection $50.00 $50.00
Subsequent Re-Inspection(s) $75.00 $50.00

The Superintendent of Public Works is responsible for determining the type of inspection conducted.  Properties that are constructed “slab-on-grade” (without basements or crawlspaces) may not require a utility inspection.  Additionally, properties that have previously been subjected to a utility inspection pursuant to this Ordinance may be exempt from utility inspections on subsequent inspections.

Health & Safety Forms/Information

Health & Safety Permit Application
Inspection Guidelines
Sample Health & Safety Checklist
Sample Health & Safety Permit