Established on January 1st, 2005, the City of Jackson's Administrative Hearings Bureau (AHB) addresses concerns within the community stemming from what is termed "blight." The City defines blight as a condition that impairs, destroys, or deteriorates the property because of its decay, improper storage, or effect on property or quality of life including, but not limited to, such things as garbage, junk, noxious weeds, inoperative vehicles, and waste.
The purpose of the AHB is to improve the quality of life within the community and improve compliance with the applicable sections of the City's Code of Ordinances. In furtherance of this goal, the City seeks to work in cooperation with residents through AHB proceedings to provide attractive neighborhoods through practical code enforcement.
An AHB is authorized under Michigan Complied Laws 117.4q, et seq.
Some common blight violations are:
Building code violations
Housing code violations
Grass and weeds in excess of 8" or yard waste/other vegetation
Trash at the curb before/after permitted time
Scattered litter or open trash on the property
Indoor furniture in outdoor area (i.e. porch or patio)