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(A) The Building Commissioner may issue an order requiring suspension of the pertinent construction (stop-work order) in accordance with this section.
(B) The stop-work order shall:
(1) Be in writing;
(2) State with specificity the construction to which it is applicable and the reason for its issuance;
(3) Be posted on the property in a conspicuous place;
(4) If practicable, be given to:
(a) The person doing the construction; and
(b) To the owner of the property or the owner’s agent.
(5) The stop-work order shall state the conditions under which construction may be resumed.
(C) The Building Commissioner may issue a stop-work order if:
(1) Construction is proceeding in an unsafe manner, including, but not limited to, in violation of any standard set forth in this building code or any state law pertaining to safety during construction;
(2) Construction is occurring in violation of this building code or in such a manner that if construction is allowed to proceed, there is a reasonable probability that it will substantially difficult to correct the violation; and/or
(3) Construction for which a building permit is required is proceeding without a building permit being in force.
(D) The issuance of a stop-work order shall in no way limit the operation of penalties provided elsewhere in this building code.
(Ord. 19-2006, passed 12-4-2006)