Housing inspections are performed under the guidance of the International Property Maintenance Code and other codes as adopted by the City of Littleton. The owner(s) of the property will be responsible for the correction of all violations as required by the city.
See the list of common violations in the box below.
Note: Court summons may be issued at any time during the inspection process due to noncompliance, failure to make sufficient progress, a serious violation, or if the owner is uncooperative. If access is not granted, a right-of-entry warrant will be obtained by the city official. Failure to make required repairs may result in the city abating, vacating or demolishing dangerous buildings or units. The cost of such action will be the responsibility of the owner of the property and may become a lien on the property. Tenants are required to keep units clean, sanitary and free of clutter and to report defects to the property owner or manager in a timely manner.
Commonly-Found Housing Violations
Updated February 2019
The following list is not intended to be complete or all inclusive. It should be used as a guide to ensure your property is in good repair.
Appliances missing, inoperable or improperly installed
Missing or inoperable TPR overflow valve or pipe on water heater
Appliance venting damaged or missing
Damaged baseboard heat radiator
Doors and Windows
Improperly installed or operating security devices (locks, deadbolts and window locks)
Holes in doors, screens and broken or missing glass
Improperly installed or operating doors and windows
Egress (Exit Pathways)
Blocked exits - bars on windows
Lack of proper egress or obstructed egress
Loose, frayed, broken or exposed electrical wires
Improperly installed outlets or switches (reverse polarity or non-grounded)
Missing or broken outlet/receptacle or switch covers
Missing breaker blanks in breaker panel
Missing or damaged light fixture covers
Blocked exits (including common areas)
Improperly stored flammable materials
Excessive accumulation of debris
Missing, inoperable, improperly installed or improperly located smoke detectors
Inoperable or missing carbon monoxide detectors
Missing, inoperable fire exit signs or lighting
Damaged or missing fire rated doors, holes in walls or ceilings
Storage in furnace/water heater closets, laundry rooms or boiler rooms