Steps 7, 8 & 9
Step 7: Follow-Up for Compliance After the compliance date, if it is determined that the required corrections have not been made and no attempt has been made by the property owner to comply with the city’s Code of Ordinances, staff will begin the process to issue a citation or take corrective action at the expense of the property owner. If all applicable expenses are not paid within 30 days of notification, there will be a lien placed on the property.
If it is determined that the required corrections have been made, the date and method of compliance are noted in the enforcement file and the case is considered closed.
If the alleged violator admits the violation and requests extended time for compliance, the compliance officer may allow a time extension if circumstances warrant and/or if a “good faith” effort has been made to correct the violation.
Step 8: Issuing Citations
It is the city’s desire to encourage voluntary code compliance by providing violators and other responsible persons the opportunity to comply with little or no penalty. The city believes that voluntary compliance is generally less expensive for all parties and a more satisfactory and lasting nature than involuntary compliance. However, when voluntary compliance is not obtained within the stated time frame, the case will proceed to the issuance of a citation.
Step 9: File Closure
An enforcement case will be closed:
- When it is determined that the code violation is not likely to be successfully resolved within a reasonable timeline, due to factors outside the city's control
- When no code violation is found after investigation
- When the property owner and/or other responsible person has been convicted of an infraction and has corrected the violation
- When there is voluntary compliance