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Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement

TThe City follows the International Property Maintenance Code regarding property maintenance.  Copies of the code to review are available at the Portage Lake District Library and at the City of Houghton office.
The following attachments should assist homeowners in the City to comply with the code:

Chapter 14 of the City of Houghton Code of Ordinances

Excerpt from the International Property Maintenance Code regarding general requirements

Information from Rural Development regarding low-interest loans and grants available to eligible property owners to fix up their property is available here:

Interested persons can call Rural Development at 1-800-944-8119 to discuss the requirements.

Specific questions about code enforcement and the property maintenance code can be directed to:
Eric Waara
Other general questions:
Houghton Police Department

Eric Waara, City Manager




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