Safe Housing

Housing Quality

Substandard Buildings

Under Spokane Municipal Code 17F.070, Existing Building and Conservation Code exists the Substandard Building code. Substandard Buildings are defined as, a "substandard building" is a building which fails to meet the minimum standards. In the generic sense the term includes "substandard buildings" and "unfit buildings" and "boarded-up buildings". There are 12 criteria for Substandard Buildings. One or more must be met, measured on extend of the damage. An unfit building is one which the criteria listed are present and to such an extent as to warrant demolition. To learn more visit the Code Enforcement webpage.

Contact Information

If you have general code questions or issues please call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489), or by email.