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Development and Resource Management Administration
2600 Fresno St
Room 3065
Fresno, CA 93721
559-621-8003
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One of the City’s highest priorities...

Is to work with residents and businesses in order to preserve and maintain the livability, values and integrity of our neighborhoods. With this goal in mind, Community Revitalization Division personnel are joining forces with neighborhood associations, residents, and business owners to work together to eliminate situations that could lead to unsightly and decaying conditions in our neighborhoods.

A strong Housing Standards enforcement program has been shown to increase neighborhood livability, reduce crime, and improve property values.

Substandard buildings and structures pose significant threats to Life, Health, and Safety for occupants as well as the public. All building systems: structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, zoning, public nuisance, and habitability are required to meet minimum standards.

Multi-Family Residential Properties

Community Revitalization Inspectors routinely focus on seriously dilapidated structures and work with property owners to return properties to a viable use. Although high emphasis is placed on rehabilitation of structures; some are just not feasible to rehab and require demolition. Many of the more difficult structures are large and complex buildings; requiring a lengthy process to resolve.

Vacant Building Abatement

Our Inspectors review and monitor over 500 vacant buildings...

throughout the City, ensuring that property owners comply with City standards. Many of these residential, commercial, and industrial vacant buildings would significantly contribute to blight if the Division did not require property owners to actively maintain, monitor, and keep them secure.

For more information regarding compliance with the City’s Vacant Building Ordinance (VBO):

Open and Vacant Structures
Vacant Foreclosed Property
Lead Paint Abatement/Reduction

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Community Revitalization at (559) 621-8400 or on our on-line reporting system.