The City of Meriden Housing Division conducts inspections of rental units throughout the city to determine compliance with the Housing Code and to protect existing housing stock, while at the same time providing for the health, safety and welfare of the general public.  The Housing Code Inspectors respond to complaints from tenants, City departments and social agencies, neighbors and the general public.

The Housing Division also acts as the central tracking agency for the referral system currently used by the City of Meriden. City staff who suspect a code violation enforced by another department would fill out a referral.  The Housing Division then numbers and sends referrals to the appropriate agency for action with quarterly updates done to status.  The Housing Division also maintains the records for the Neighborhood Rehabilitation Advisory Board.