If inspection reveals a violation of housing standards, property maintenance, building and fire codes or local zoning requirements, the property owner shall be provided with a written notice describing the violation, its location, a demand for its correction and a reasonable time for correcting the violation. Thereafter, the Enforcing Officer shall reinspect the building, structure, units or premises to ascertain that the violation has been corrected. No inspection certificate shall be issued until all violations are corrected. A reinspection fee will be charged as provided for pursuant to subsection 9-4.12 of this section.
If an owner fails to correct the violations discovered during any inspection within a reasonable period of time, there may be an imposition of a penalty. The reasonable period of time for purposes of this section shall be the time reasonably necessary to correct the violation as determined by the Enforcement Officer, which time generally shall not exceed thirty (30) days from service of the notice of violation. Except in those cases which constitute an immediate danger to health or safety, the reasonable period of time for the proposed abatement shall be the time reasonably necessary to correct the violation, as determined by the Enforcement Officer. The time generally allowed for abatement shall not exceed thirty (30) days from service of the notice of violation. If the violation is not abated the application filed to obtain an inspection certificate shall lapse, and the owner shall be subject to the administrative penalties ordinance. Further, failure to correct conditions that pose an immediate threat to human limb, life, health and safety may result in condemnation of the building, structure, premises, or dwelling unit, as provided for by law, or the application of other remedies as provided in the Municipal Code.
Editor’s Note: For administrative penalties, see Section 1-9.
The owner shall be notified of the date and time of any reinspection and shall be responsible for making the unit available for reinspection by the City. The owner shall be notified of the date and time of the reinspection and shall be requested to receive the occupant’s permission to enter the unit for reinspection by the City. If the occupant denies access to the unit to the Enforcing Officer, then a warrant, as provided for by the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1822.50 et seq., may be obtained by the Enforcing Officer. If a violation results in the need to obtain a building permit, a reinspection fee shall not be assessed. (Ord. #102-01)