Belleville Overcrowding: Should Families Be Required to Hand Over Birth Certificates?

For now, the idea has been tabled and sent back to a Board of Aldermen committee for review next month.

Elmore says that if the current occupancy limits were actually followed, the problem could be curbed.

"We do have a housing occupancy permit," he says. "A solution may be to enforce the existing residency requirements more stringently."

Here's the proposal.

Belleville Property Maintenance Code

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