Memphis Revamping Inspections

(Memphis) The city of Memphis said Monday they are revamping their code enforcement inspections.

“We are looking for any interior structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical those violations especially coming into the winter season,” said Otis Tidwell with the City of Memphis Code Enforcement.

“It’s still routine we are just enhancing it a little bit more and targeting some of the blighted areas of the city,” said Tidwell.

There are already 11 additional inspectors in the budget for this year.

That will be in addition to the 36 current inspectors.

Tidwell said the city will also be increasing training from twice a year to hopefully once a week.

“It’s an old formula that they use of ‘once you move in; we are going to fix it up.’ We ask that you call us before you move in,” said Tidwell.

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