Community Decay Complaints

Community Decay Complaints

Title 7-11 of the Helena City Code defines Community Decay as: “Any public nuisance created by allowing rubble, debris, junk, refuse, landscaping debris or other matter to accumulate, resulting in conditions that are injurious to health, are indecent, are offensive to the senses, or which obstruct the free use and enjoyment of adjacent property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or the values of property. This definition does not apply to properly permitted construction and/or demolition projects during the time any necessary permits are in effect. This definition does not include persons servicing, manufacturing or processing materials, goods or products on lots in public view, so long as the materials used in the normal operation of the business are neatly stacked or piled. This definition does not include normal residential maintenance or landscaping projects”.

Completed complaint forms must be returned to the Planning Division in order for a full investigation of a community decay complaint to occur. For more information about community decay complaints, please contact the Community Development Director, Sharon Haugen, at (406) 447-8490 (communitydevelopment@helenamt.gov).

Community Decay Form