§ 151.073 DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUILDING INSPECTOR. A full-time state, county, or municipal employee whose duties include the inspection or examination of structures in a municipality to determine if code violations exist.
   BUILDING OWNER. The legal or beneficial owner of a structure.
   CODE. Any municipal ordinance, law, or housing or building code that establishes construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, fire prevention, sanitation, or other health and safety standards that are applicable to structures in a municipality.
   HEARING OFFICER. A municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a Building Inspector or law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
      (1)   Preside at an administrative hearing called to determine whether or not a code violation exists;
      (2)   Hear testimony and accept evidence from the Building Inspector, the building owner, and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
      (3)   Preserve and authenticate the transcript and record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing; and
      (4)   Issue and sign a written finding, decision, and order stating whether a code violation exists.
(ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-31.1-1) (1983 Code, § 6-12) (Ord. 2924, passed 3-8-2001)