Urban blight is a process whereby a functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. Blight threatens public safety, lowers property values and degrades quality of life.
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Discarding waste in an improper or illegal manner, where it doesn't belong or where environmental damage is likely because of the improper disposal.
Illegal Snipe Signs
Any sign that is posted to a tree on public property, to a public utility box, to publicly-owned bench or shelter, public fence, or to any other object on public property or within the public right of way, except with the express permission or consent of the public property owner.
Did you know that your grass should be no higher than 15 inches over most of your property? Please keep your yard maintained. Remember, knee high is too high. Use the Bridgeport 311 mobile application to report a property with overgrown grass higher than 15 inches.
Abandoned and unkept homes, buildings and properties
Vacant and abandoned properties have negative spillover effects that impact neighboring properties and, when concentrated, entire communities and even cities. Research links foreclosed, vacant, and abandoned properties with reduced property values, increased crime, increased risk to public health and welfare, and increased costs for municipal governments.
Litter and Trash in Right-of-Ways
Litter and trash on right-of-ways refers to the dumping or disposal of trash, garbage litter, or animals for the purpose of disposal on public property, including on—or alongside—a public road or right-of-way. Help keep our roadways clean and safe by disposing of trash in trashcans and recycle bins. Overgrown grass and weeds that obstruct portions of a public sidewalk, or road are also considered illegal types of blight, in addition to parked and abandoned vehicles.
For the Anti-Blight Ordinance, click here.
Housing & Commercial Code Enforcement
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7072
Fax: (203) 576-7793
Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.