What is clearboarding?

Clear Boarding is a clear unbreakable polycarbonate board that is placed over windows and doors. Clearboards can be placed over openings by securing it to the structure with screws or in some cases secured with brackets that are placed to the interior of the property.

Why does Metro use clearboards?

Clearboards placed on properties often resemble the look of windows and can be a deterrent for vandals. Metro uses clearboards to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering vacant and abandoned properties. Many times, properties that sit vacant can become attractive to trespassers and possibly a hiding place for illegal activity. 

Why not use plywood boards on structures?

Metro uses both plywood boards and clearboards. Clearboards are used on properties that Metro has plywood boarded numerous times in the past or in areas that have a high percentage of vacant and abandoned properties. Additionally, clearboards withstand harsh weather conditions better than plywood boards and are proven to be more difficult to remove than plywood boards. Clearboards can also be reused.

What to do if you find clearboarding that is not attached to a structure?

Please contact 502-574-1598, and identify the address or location of where the clearboarding was last seen. Metro will send a crew to pick up the clearboarding for possible reuse.

What to do if you want clearboarding removed from your property?

If you are the property owner and are returning clearboards, see the WuFoo form below. Returning clearboards could possibly earn a permit voucher up to a $100 value assisting you in the rehab of your property.


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