MT. VERNON — One way the city of Mt. Vernon makes sure that rental properties, from single homes to apartment complexes, are safe for residents are through what are called “Article 10-A” inspections. The Mt. Vernon Fire Department has some involvement in these inspections.
Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent gives more detail on Article 10-A inspections…
Sargent says there are many common issues in a home or apartment that can be a violation and pose a risk for the occupants.
Sargent says while Article 10-A inspections don’t affect privately owned homes, many homes can have the same issues seen in rental properties.