Housing

Public and Residential Housing

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment is dedicated to the reduction of substandard housing conditions that are of detriment to human health and that contribute negatively towards quality of life. The program encompasses three main housing types: residential, public, and mobile home parks.

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment has the primary duty of inspection of residential housing for verification of adequate cleaning, pest control, and general sanitation. Systems such as heating, plumbing, electrical, and structural within residential housing are the responsibility of the Pueblo Regional Building Department, 316 West 15th Street, Pueblo, 543-0002.

The other significant activity is the inspection of vacant dwellings. Vacant structures are inspected for open doors, open windows or other conditions that would allow accessibility. If accessibility is determined, this Department relays this information to the Pueblo Fire Department via letter, who arranges for a City contractor to board or re-board openings if the owner fails to do so. Depending on suspected usage of open dwellings, this Department may inspect such structures two or more times a year.

 

Mobile Home Park Inspections

The objective of mobile home inspections is to provide for the safety, sanitation, and maintenance of mobile home parks. The annual inspection covers, but is not limited to, compliance with approved plans, site maintenance, auxiliary buildings, lighting, plumbing, solid waste storage and collection, vector control, electrical system maintenance, and fire protection. Complaints are investigated as received.

 

Enforcement and Complaints

Enforcement for violations includes issuing Notice of Violations, summons to Pueblo Municipal Court or Pueblo County courts, and orders to vacate premises. Condemnation of properties, however, is the sole responsibility of the Pueblo Regional Building Department.

Complaint forms may be filled out and turned in at the Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness Division on the third floor of the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, 101 W 9th Street, Pueblo, CO, 81003.