If you are concerned that a particular property is blighted, please read the following information first to determine that the property fits the description of "blighted." If so, and you would like to report the property to the Community Development Office, please download and complete the Anti-Blight Complaint form on the following page.
Please include your name, address and phone number on the complaint form so we may contact you for additional information or to discuss our findings. Anonymous complaints are discouraged.
The form may be mailed to Charlene DeFilippo or Fred Wills at Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT, 06484 or sent electronically to Charlene DeFilippo.
In 1997, the City of Shelton Board of Aldermen instituted an Anti-Blight Ordinance, in order to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Shelton. A blighted property includes any building or any part of a building or structure, or a parcel of land in which at least one (1) of the following conditions exist:
It is determined by the City Building Official, Zoning Enforcement Officer, Anti-Blight Officer or by Health Department reports that existing conditions pose a serious or immediate danger to the community, i.e. life-threatening condition or a condition that puts at risk the health or safety of the citizens of the City.
It is not being adequately maintained; the following factors may be considered in determining whether a structure or building is not being adequately maintained: missing or boarded windows or doors; collapsing or missing walls, roof, or floor; siding that is seriously damaged or missing; fire damages; a foundation that is structurally faulty; garbage, trash, rubbish, boxes, paper, plastic or refuse of any kind; old furniture, bedding, appliances or anything of the like, or abandoned cars, boats, or any motorized vehicle or other inoperable machinery situated on the premises or public right of way (unless the premise is a junkyard legally licensed by the State of Connecticut), rodent harborage and/or infestation, overgrown brush, shrubs or weeds (specifically excluding land which is farmland), dumpsters/steel storage containers on a non-construction site for a period exceeding ninety (90) days, unauthorized equipment on site (backhoes, bulldozers, dump trucks, etc.), stockpile of wood or stone for a period exceeding ninety (90) days, and unfinished exterior residential construction projects which shall include the installation of doors, windows, siding and roofing for a period exceeding ninety (90) days.
It has been cited for code violations as documented in the Office of Building Inspection and Enforcement, Housing Code Inspection, Zoning Enforcement Officer's and Anti-Blight Officer's reports.
It has become a place where criminal activity has taken place as documented by Police Department reports.
It is a fire hazard, as determined by the Fire Marshal.
It is creating a substantial and unreasonable interference with the reasonable and lawful use and enjoyment of other space within the building or of other premises within the neighborhood as documented by neighborhood complaints, or cancellation of insurance on proximate properties.
The following conditions do not constitute a blighted structure:
Structure needs to be painted
Grass needs to be cut
Unregistered vehicles on property (contact Planning & Zoning Enforcement Officer at (203) 924-1555 Ext. #351)
Thank you for helping to keep the City of Shelton a safe and beautiful place to live.
Community Development Office
Housing Rehabilitation Program
You can download these documents and print them on your local printer. These documents are .PDF (Portable Document Format) files requiring the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader© version 4.0 and above needed to read these files.
If you are a concerned about a property and would like to report it to the Community Development Office, please download and fill out the Anti-Blight form. Referrals to the appropriate department and a property investigation will follow.