§ 150.25  DEFINITION.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DANGEROUS BUILDING.  Any building or structure which has one or more of the following defects or is in one or more of the following conditions:
      (1)   A door, aisle, passageway, stairway or other means of exit does not conform to the approved fire code of the city;
      (2)   A portion of the building or structure is damaged by fire, wind, flood or by any other cause in such a manner that the structural strength or stability of the building or structure is appreciably less than it was before such catastrophe and does not meet the minimum requirements of the State Construction Code for a new building or similar structure, purpose or location;
      (3)   A part of the building or structure is likely to fall or to become detached or dislodged, or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property;
      (4)   A portion of the building or structure has settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to wind than is required in the case of new construction by the State Construction Code;
      (5)   The building or structure, or any part of the building or structure, because of dilapidation, deterioration, decay, faulty construction, or because of the removal or movement of some portion of the ground necessary for the support, or for some other reason, is likely to partially or completely collapse, or some portion of the foundation or underpinning of the building or structure is likely to fail or give way;
      (6)   The building or structure, or any part of the building or structure, is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is used;
      (7)   The building or structure is damaged by fire, wind or flood, or is dilapidated or deteriorated and becomes an attractive nuisance to children who might play in the building or structure to their danger, or becomes a harbor for vagrants, criminals or immoral persons, or enables persons to resort to the building or structure for committing a nuisance or an unlawful or immoral act;
      (8)   A building or structure used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, including the adjoining grounds, because of dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, or otherwise, is unsanitary or unfit for human habitation, is in a condition that the Health Officer determines is likely to cause sickness or disease, or is likely to injure the health, safety or general welfare of people living in the dwelling;
      (9)   A building or structure is vacant, dilapidated and open at door or window, leaving the interior of the building exposed to the elements or accessible to entrance by trespassers; and/or
      (10)    A building or structure remains unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days or longer, and is not listed as being available for sale, lease or rent with a real estate broker licensed under M.C.L.A. §§ 339.2501 et seq.  For purposes of this division (10), “building or structure” includes but is not limited to a commercial building or structure.  This division (10) does not apply to either of the following:
         (a)   A building or structure as to which the owner or agent does both of the following:
            1.   Notifies the Police Department that the building or structure will remain unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days. The notice shall be given to the Police Department by the owner or agent not more than 30 days after the building or structure becomes unoccupied; and
            2.   Maintains the exterior of the building or structure and adjoining grounds in accordance with the State Construction Code.
         (b)   A secondary dwelling of the owner that is regularly unoccupied for a period of 180 days or longer each year, if the owner notifies the Police Department that the dwelling will remain unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days or more each year. An owner who has given the notice prescribed by this division (10)(b) shall notify the Police Department not more than 30 days after the dwelling no longer qualifies for this exception. As used in this division (10)(b), SECONDARY DWELLING means a dwelling such as a vacation home, hunting cabin or summer home that is occupied by the owner or a member of the owner’s family during part of the year.
Statutory reference:
   Similar provisions, see M.C.L.A. § 125.539