Administrative Abatement

Administrative Abatement Fee

An abatement is when the City enters onto private property to correct a violation at the property owner's expense. Permission is generally granted by Court order or provisions of the Code. 

When Code Compliance is forced to abate a violation, an administrative fee of $100 is generated. This fee is added to the cost of correcting a violation and is placed as a lien on the property if delinquent. 

The $100 fee is in addition to the contractor's costs and other costs and fees associated with the abatement. The fee shall constitute a lien collectable in the same manner as real property taxes.
For more information on the Administrative Abatement Fee, please contact the Code Compliance Office at 301-809-3008 or