Housing complaints typically involve issues with mold, water leaks, plumbing, vermin, and heat in rental properties, also unsecured dwellings and unsafe structures. Clermont County Public Health may order removal of mold, repair of water or plumbing leaks, control of vermin, and correction of heating problems. Owners are usually given 10 days to remove all visible mold, 30 days to repair roof leaks, 10 days to repair plumbing leaks, and 10 days to begin treatment for vermin. Heating emergencies require immediate action. Unsecured dwellings on unoccupied property must usually be secured within 10 days, and unsafe structures repaired or removed within 30 days.
Sewage complaints typically involve issues with a failing household sewage treatment system (HSTS), or a broken lateral line. Public Health will order repair or replacement of a failing HSTS, and repair of clogged or broken lateral lines. Depending on circumstances, owners are usually given 30 days to repair or replace a failing HSTS, and 14 days to repair a lateral line.
High grass and weeds complaints only involve issues with grass and weeds on lots in developed residential areas that are accessible to the public. Grass and weeds on these lots must be cut once between May 1st and October 1st if exceeding two feet in overall height. Corrective action must usually be completed within 7 days from receipt of a notice.
Garbage complaints involve issues with household waste which may attract insects and other vermin. Garbage must be removed from a property and disposed of properly at least once a week. Garbage must not be allowed to remain exposed on a premises for a longer time than reasonably necessary to deposit it in proper waste containers, i.e. garbage cans. Corrective actions must usually be completed within 7 days.
Drainage complaints involve issues with blocked drainage ways that are impacting an HSTS, or issues with standing water that has stagnated and become a breeding site for mosquitoes. If a blocked drainage way is impacting an HSTS the blockage must be removed, usually within 3 days, or an alternative drainage route must be established. Mosquito breeding sites usually must be eliminated within 10 days, and/or treated within 24 hours of written notification.
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