Removal of clutter from property; definition, civil penalty. (HB1778)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Removal of clutter from property; civil penalty. Provides that a locality may by ordinance require the removal of clutter from property, or may, whenever the governing body deems it necessary, after reasonable notice, have such clutter removed by its own agents or employees, in which event the cost or expenses thereof shall be chargeable to and paid by the owners of such property and may be collected by the locality as taxes are collected. The bill defines "clutter" as including mechanical equipment, household furniture, containers, and similar items that may be detrimental to the well-being of a community when they are left in public view for an extended period or are allowed to accumulate. Violations of the bill are subject to the existing civil penalty applicable to violations of provisions relating to the removal of trash, garbage, refuse, litter, and similar substances from property. Read the Bill »


01/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee


12/29/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101674D
12/29/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/14/2021Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use

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