(A)   (1)   The Building Inspector shall administer and enforce this chapter. He may be provided with assistance of such other persons as the Town Commissioners may direct.
      (2)   If the Building Inspector shall find that any of the provisions of this chapter are being violated, he shall notify in writing the person responsible for such violation indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it. He shall order discontinuance of illegal use of land, buildings, or structures; removal of illegal buildings or structures or of additions, alterations, or structural changes thereto; discontinuance of any illegal work being done; or shall take other action authorized by this chapter to insure compliance with or to prevent violation of its provisions.
('85 Code, § 15-8.1)
   (B)   (1)   (a)   The Building Inspector shall accept all applications, issue or deny all building permits, investigate all complaints, give notice of violations, and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
         (b)   Notices of violation. When staff determines work or activity has been undertaken in violation of a development regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter or other local development regulation or any state law delegated to the local government for enforcement purposes in lieu of the state or in violation of the terms of a development approval, a written notice of violation may be issued. The notice of violation shall be delivered to the holder of the development approval and to the landowner of the property involved, if the landowner is not the holder of the development approval, by personal delivery, electronic delivery, or first-class mail and may be provided by similar means to the occupant of the property or the person undertaking the work or activity. The notice of violation may be posted on the property. The person providing the notice of violation shall certify to the local government that the notice was provided, and the certificate shall be deemed conclusive in the absence of fraud. Except as provided by G.S. §§ 160D-1123 or 160D-1206 or otherwise provided by law, a notice of violation may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment pursuant to G.S. § 160D-405.
   (C)   Inspections. Administrative staff may inspect work undertaken pursuant to a development approval to assure that the work is being done in accordance with applicable state and local laws and of the terms of the approval. In exercising this power, staff are authorized to enter any premises within the jurisdiction of the local government at all reasonable hours for the purposes of inspection or other enforcement action, upon presentation of proper credentials; provided, however, that the appropriate consent has been given for inspection of areas not open to the public or that an appropriate inspection warrant has been secured.
(‘85 Code, § 15-3.3)
(Ord. 33, passed 10-5-81; Am. Ord. 4-90, passed 4-2-90; Am. Ord. 21-10, passed 6-15-21)
Statutory reference:
   For similar provisions under state law, see G.S. § 160D-403(e)