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Anyone receiving a notice of Use Nuisance can register an appeal. The Use Nuisance Appeals Board is comprised of five representatives; two Building Services representatives, one Fire Department representative, one Police Department representative and a Planning Department representative. An Assistant City of Dayton Attorney presides over the Board and its hearings.
The Board makes the decision at the hearing as to what action should be taken. A Police detective presents the case to the Use Nuisance Appeals Board. The detective presents the case from file notes, arrest reports and information about the case received from the investigating officers. The Board must determine three things: First, is this a public nuisance? Second, did the appellant have the knowledge of the illegal activity? Third, what should be done about the nuisance?
Possible decisions of the Board include:
The Use Nuisance Appeals Board makes a final, appealable decision, and that order is created and kept on file in the City of Dayton One-Stop Center, located at 371 W. Second St. A landlord may receive a copy of the decision order upon request. It sometimes happens that no one is ordered off the property by the Use Nuisance Appeals Board. But a landlord, of his or her own accord, may evict the tenants as a result of learning of the tenants’ illegal activities.
Drug activity and vice crimes such as gambling, prostitution and illegal liquor sales drive property crimes and violent crimes and contribute to the erosion of the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Citizens can help by contacting the Department of Police with observed violations or suspicions so that an investigation can be made and, ultimately, legal orders issued by the Police. Nuisance Abatement cannot occur until this happens. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity or other suspected illegal activity to Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous when you call in a tip.