What are substandard structure violations?
The inspector can cite exterior violations on the house and accessories (i.e. garage, shed, fence) which they deem to be substandard.
Some examples of substandard structure violations are:
- Peeling Paint
- Cracked Foundations
- No Handrails
- Collapsing roof/soffits
- Broken Windows/Doors
- Damaged/Missing Siding
- No gutters/downspouts
Inspectors can also cite interior violations. Some examples of interior structure violations are:
- No smoke detectors
- Plumbing issues
- Electrical Issues
- Sagging floor
- Collapsing drywall
- No Utilities (no water, no gas, etc)
- Non functional windows
What is the substandard structure violation process?
Depending on the severity of the needed repairs, the inspector may request the repairs to be completed in 24 hours, 10 days, or 30 days by sending a notice to the property owner.
After 10 or 30 days, the inspector will return to the property to verify if the repairs have been completed. If the repairs have not been completed, the property owner may sign a repair agreement or may be ordered to attend a public hearing.
How do I get more information on substandard structure violations?
You can obtain more information by calling 311.