Wall of Shame
Property owners neglecting their homes in the City of Mansfield are getting a public shaming.
The "Wall of Shame," this page exposes blighted properties with pictures. Mayor McCoy says he's serving notice to property owners who fail to take action on eyesore properties in the City.
Properties are facing designation as blighted, which will lead to the owners being fined. Mayor McCoy is asking for help from Mansfield citizens to identify or help locate the owners of these blighted properties. The City is taking an inventory to add many other properties to the list. McCoy says they're being targeted for blighted status by the city.
There will be no warning, if property is not in compliance with city code enforcement, you will be fined! Noxious growth and trash, abandoned homes, junk and abandoned vehicles will be cited.
Ultimately, the city has the authority to foreclose on a property that fails to address blight concerns, but McCoy said that is a last resort. "I urge anyone who could help us identify and locate these property owners to call us at City Hall," said McCoy. The following structures are considered blighted properties and are being targeted by the City's Code Enforcement Officer.
To the Citizens of Mansfield...
To the Citizens of Mansfield....
I want to thank those citizens that have cleaned and maintained their properties. Throughout my administration, the city council and I have always tried to enforce the beautification of the city. We have contacted many property owners, many of which have stepped to the plate and are now cleaning and keeping their properties clean. On the other hand, there are property owners who have let their property in the city go uncleaned.
Because of this lack of compliance, the Code Enforcement officials will no longer give warnings for property clean up, junk and abandoned vehicles, overgrown lots, and dilapidated and unsafe structures.
As of November 26, 2012 all property within the City of Mansfield that has not complied will be issued citations and a fine will be given until properties have been cleaned.
I can assure you, all fines will be paid.
Thanks for your continuous cooperation and we hope to have a cleaner city in the months to come!
-Mayor Curtis W. McCoy