PASSED AT THE 159TH REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE, BEGUN
JANUARY 1, 1936, AND ENDED MAY 13, 1986,
AT THE CITY OF ALBANY
AN ACT to amend the charter of the city of Buffalo, in relation to unsafe and
unsanitary buildings and collapsed structures
Became a law May 19, 1936, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,
on emergency message, by a two-thirds vote
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,
do enact as follows:
Section 1. The charter of the city of Buffalo, adopted in nineteen New
hundred twenty-seven pursuant to the city home rule law, is hereby art. 240-
amended by adding thereto a new article, to be known as ten-a, to (!! 191-
read as follows:
UNSAFE AND UNSANITARY BUILDINGS AND COLLAPSED STRUCTURES
Section 191. Removal or repair or the making sanitary of build-
ings; record; notice; voluntary abatement.
192. Disregard of notice; survey.
193. Judicial review of survey.
194. Repair or removal under precept.
195. Provision for expense of executing precept.
196. Return of precept; reimbursement of city.
197. Fallen buildings; buildings imminently dangerous.
§ 191. Removal or repair or the making sanitary of buildings; Docker
record; notice; voluntary abatement. Any building or part
of a building, staging or other structure that, from any cause,
may now be or shall at any time hereafter become dangerous
or unsafe or unsanitary so as to menace public health or to
be unfit for human habitation, shall be taken down and removed,
or made safe and sanitary. Immediately upon the receipt of
a report by any officer or employee of the department of pub-
lic works or department of health that a building or part of a
building, staging or structure is unsafe or dangerous or so unsani-
tary as to be a menace to public health as aforesaid, the commis-
sioner of public works in the case of an unsafe building shall cause
the same to be entered upon a docket of unsafe buildings to be kept
in the division of buildings, and in the case of an unsanitary
building as aforesaid, the board of health shall cause an entry to
be made upon a docket of unsanitary buildings to be kept in the
department of health; and the owner and all persons having a vested
or contingent interest in the same, shall be served with a printed Notloo.
or written notice containing a description of the premises or struc-
ture deemed unsafe or unsanitary, a statement of the particulars in
which the building or structure is unsafe or unsanitary and an order
requiring the same to be made safe or sanitary or be removed, as may