What is the condemnation process?

After a dilapidated structure has been identified and reported to the Department of Development, Neighborhood Improvement through 311, the property is inspected for structural damage. If the structure meets the criteria for condemnation, notices are sent to the last known owner of record. A period is given to respond, and then the property is brought before the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council at a public hearing to decide if the property should be condemned and demolished.

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1. How do I report a code or zoning violation?
2. I recently received a letter regarding a blight violation. Who do I contact?
3. Where is blight court held?
4. What is the condemnation process?
5. How tall can weeds or grass grow before the City/Parish will intervene?
6. If a property has a blight judgment or condemnation order against it, does that mean the City/Parish owns the property?
7. My neighbors’ tree is overhanging onto my property, what can be done?