In summary, the code states that enforcement staff will utilize a progressive method of code enforcement. A summary of progressive steps that staff is able to take is listed below.
Progressive Enforcement Policy Summary
Contact and Request Essentially, this step is a polite request for an owner and/or a business to comply with City regulations This can be done through formal means, but it is an informal request to correct an action
Initial Violation This is a formal verbal warning, and sets the request for corrective action within a certain time frame Once that time frame is expired, the next step of the enforcement code is warranted
Written Notice In this step, after failure to comply with a verbal warning, the violator will be given a written notice of violation Typically, these include stop work orders and corrective notices These essentially require you to close or stop work until the action is corrected
Summons to Municipal Court If the violator refuses to correct the action, the violator is then summoned to court for prosecution
Relief Action within Civil Court If warranted, the City can also press charges within Civil Court