Community Enhancement (Code Compliance)

International Property Maintenance Code is now part of the City of Waseca Code of Ordinances.  The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code was adopted in March and took effect May 15, 2014. It is a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings.  Its intent is to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation, and fire safety.  It provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the social and economic welfare of the community. The adoption of this code will both enhance the City’s current Code Ordinances and help fill some voids that exist as a way to address complaints about issues not adequately addressed in current City Code such as broken windows, accessory structures, graffiti, roofing, siding, masonry, and paint issues, and decorative features. A Code Compliance Division within the Community Development Department was created and is staffed by a Community Enhancement Technician to administer and enforce the new regulations, along with existing, in cooperation with the Building Codes Department. Enforcement will be on a complaint basis, except that the regulations will be applied to rental housing on a proactive basis in conjunction with rental registration inspections. The City of Waseca Codes and Ordinances intent and purpose is in part to: Protect the general public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare; conserve the natural and scenic beauty and attractiveness of the City; and conserve and develop the natural resources of the City. For additional information, please contact Community Enhancement Technician, Bill Green  at (507) 835-9738.