§ 102.2. Notice of Unsafe Building.  

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  • The Building Official shall examine or cause to be examined every building or structure or portion thereof reported as dangerous or damaged and, if, in the Building Official's opinion, such is found to be an unsafe building as defined in this Chapter, the Building Official shall give to the party concerned written notice stating the defects thereof. If necessary, such notice shall also require the building, structure, or portion thereof to be vacated forthwith and not reoccupied until the required repairs and improvements are completed, inspected and approved by the Building Official. This notice may require the owner and/or person in charge of the building or premises, to:


    Immediately remove, repair, backfill, shore up or secure such unsafe condition, and/or


    Within 48 hours, apply for required permit(s) and commence either the required repairs or improvements or demolition and removal of the building or structure or portions thereof. All such work shall be completed within 90 days from date of notice, unless otherwise stipulated by the Building Official.

    Proper service of such notice shall be by personal service or by registered or certified mail upon every party concerned. In the event the Building Official, after reasonable effort, is unable to serve the notice as specified above, proper service shall be by posting on the structure a copy of the notice.

    The designated period within which the owner or person in charge is required to comply with such notice shall begin as of the date the owner or person in charge receives such notice by personal service or registered or certified mail. If such notice is by posting, the designated period shall begin ten days following the date of posting.

    The failure of any owner or other person to receive such notice shall not affect in any manner the validity of any proceedings taken hereunder.

    A person notified to vacate an unsafe building by the Building Official shall vacate within the time specified in the order.

    The Building Official may record a notice of violation with the County Recorder's Office that the building or structure described has been inspected and found to be an unsafe building, as defined in this Chapter, and that the owner thereof has been so notified. After all required work has been completed, the Building Official shall record a notice rescinding the prior notice of violation with the County Recorder's Office.

(Ord. 2016-0053 § 2, 2016; Ord. 2013-0048 § 2, 2013; Ord. 95-0065 § 3 (part), 1995.)