Skip to main content
This section is included in your selections.

A. Upon inspection, if the City finds a violation of this ordinance, the City may notify the owner, owner’s agent, or responsible party through the issuance of a notice of violation. if a notice of violation is issued, it shall include:

1. Identification of property in violation;

2. Statement of violations in sufficient detail to allow an owner or responsible party to identify and correct the problem;

3. Reinspection date;

4. Address and phone number of a City representative to contact;

5. If the notice is issued pursuant to Article IV, a cost estimate to correct the violations;

6. Availability, if any, of financial assistance for hardship;

7. City’s authority to abate should owner or responsible party not correct the violation within thirty days, and to assess a lien against the property for the costs of abatement; and

8. Appeal procedures.

B. Any notice given for any purpose under this chapter shall be deemed effective on the date when written notice is hand-delivered, mailed certified and/or mailed regular, addressed to the property owner, owner’s agent, or responsible party. If personal service or mailed service is not practicable, service of notice shall also be deemed effective upon notification through one-time public notice published in a newspaper of general circulation and by posting the property for a period of 30 days. Nothing herein shall preclude the City from giving additional verbal or written notice at its discretion. If the City does elect to give any additional notice in any instance, it shall not thereby become obligated to give such additional notice thereafter in the same or other situations.

C. Nothing in this section shall require the issuance of a notice of violation prior to the commencement of civil or criminal violation proceedings.

D. Thirty calendar days after service of the notice as provided herein, the owner or responsible party shall be jointly and severally liable for any and all reasonable charges incurred by reason of the Fire Department being required to respond to the property not abated as required by the notice. When incurred, such charges shall be treated in the same manner and be subject to the same rights of appeal as charges incurred in bringing the property into compliance. (Ord. No. G-5353, § 8, 2009; Ord. No. G-6008, 2015)