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Title: 1 - General Provisions

Chapter: 60 - Administrative Citations for Violations of this Code

Section: 40 - Notice of Violation service procedures

  1. Service. Execept as provided in section 1.60.045, upon determining that a violation exists, the enforcement officer shall serve a notice of violation upon one or more of the responsible persons prior to issuing an administrative citation.  Service shall be completed utilizing one of the methods of service identified in subsection (b) of section 1.60.050.
  2. Contents. The notice of violation shall include:
  3. The date, approximate time and location of the violation

2.  The conditions constituting the violation

3.  The specific code and section violated

4.  A specified time period from the date of service of the notice of violation within which the violation must be corrected or abated

5.  A statement that in the event the violation is not corrected or abated by the expiration of the correction period, the responsible person shall be subject to an administrative fine under this chapter

6.  A statement of the fine that will be levied if the violation is not corrected, and

7.  A statement that the responsible person may submit in writing to the enforcement officer any information relating to a determination of the existence of a violation.

  1. Correction or abatement period. The notice of violation shall provide a responsible person a reasonable period of time from its date of service to correct the violation, except that, if the violation creates an immediate danger to the health or safety of persons or property, the notice of violation may require that the violation by corrected immediately. If the enforcement officer determines that a good faith effort is being made to correct or abate the violation, he or she may grant an additional period of time to complete the correction. If the violation cannot be completely corrected, the violation must be abated in the manner described in the notice of violation.
  2. Acknowledgement of correction or abatement. When the enforcement officer determines that the violation has been corrected or satisfactorily abated, the enforcement officer shall provide the responsible person with a letter acknowledging that the correction has occurred. If the violation is corrected or satisfactorily abated within the correction period, no administrative citation shall be issued.
  3. Only one notice of violation shall issue for a continuing violation. Second and subsequent citations may be issued and served based on the original notice of violation.

(Ord. 2005-015 § 3, 2008) (Ord. 2005-005 § 2, 2008) (Ord. 2005-15 § 3, 2005 Ord. 2005-05 § 2 (part), 2005.)