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:
- 2006 International Residential Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1523)
- 2006 International Building Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1518)
- 2006 International Existing Building Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1518)
- 2006 International Fire Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1523)
- 2006 International Fuel Gas Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1523)
- 2006 International Mechanical Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1523)
- 2008 National Electric Code (Adopted by Ordinance 1426)
- Illinois Plumbing Code
- Chapter 29 of the City of Trenton Revised Code of Ordinances (Property Maintenance Code)
- Chapter 38 of the City of Trenton Revised Code of Ordinances (Utility Code)
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:
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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.