“The Public Health Department’s goals of protecting public health and safety as well as reversing neighborhood deterioration are achieved primarily through the housing and sanitation code inspection program.
The Department’s Unsafe Building Program performs code enforcement activities through a cooperative agreement with the City of Indianapolis. This program ensures that vacant properties are boarded, repaired, or demolished according to state laws.
Vacant structures continue to be a high priority for neighborhoods. Our department continues to work very hard with other agencies and neighborhood organizations to address these concerns.
Issuing sanitation orders, bringing properties into compliance and getting trash cleaned up continue to be our main activities. Issuing housing orders on substandard houses and bringing them into compliance is also a high priority.”
The Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC) is a municipal corporation established by Indiana Code 16-22-8. HHC operates a division of public health, the Marion County Health Department, and a division of public hospitals, Eskenazi Health. An appointed seven-member Board governs HHC. The Board has the authority to make and adopt appropriate ordinances. The ordinances adopted by the Board constitute The Code of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County.