Poor Property Maintenance
& Substandard Quality
Accumulation of junk: The storage, keeping or abandonment of junk,
scrape or discarded materials. This definition includes, but is not limited
to, the dismantling, demolition or abandonment of automobiles, machinery or
If the violation is on private property the following procedure is
If the violation is on city or state property the following
procedure is followed:
- An informal letter is sent to the owner giving said owner an
opportunity to remove the junk.
- A formal cease and desist is sent by certified mail if the
problem is then not addressed.
- At 15 days after the ceases and desist is issued a monetary
citation is issued for one hundred and fifty dollars (as indicated in
Middletown Ordinance Sec. 26.22, and pursuant to Section 8-12a of the
Connecticut General Statutes).
- If the violation continues, and no remedy is agreed upon,
then the owner will be sent a letter from the City Attorney initiating
- The appropriate city or state department / agency is
contacted and informed of the violation.
- Follow-up with said department / agency as to action.
Rundown properties: Section 14 of the City ordinance addresses the
Middletown Housing Code. This code is intended to ensure a minimum standard
for “the initial and continued occupancy of all dwellings and structures.”
The Middletown Health department can be reached at 344-3474.
Zoning Violation Form
To report any Zoning Violation in the City of Middletown, call 860-638-4840 or fill out the form below: