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The Building Inspector shall issue a notice and order directed to the record owner of the building. The notice and order shall contain the following:
(a) The street address and a legal description sufficient for identification of the premises upon which the building is located.
(b) A statement that the Building Inspector has found the building to be dangerous, unsafe or substandard, with a brief and concise description of the conditions found to render the building dangerous, unsafe or substandard.
(c) A statement of the action required to be taken as determined by the Building Inspector.
(1) If the Building Inspector has determined that the building must be repaired, the order shall require that all required permits be secured therefor and that the work be physically commenced within such time (not to exceed sixty days from the date of the order) and completed within such time as the Building Inspector shall determine is reasonable under all of the circumstances.
(2) If the Building Inspector has determined that the building must be vacated, the order shall require that the building be vacated within a certain time from the date of the order as determined by the Building Inspector to be reasonable.
(3) If the Building Inspector has determined that the building must be demolished, the order shall require that the building be vacated within such time as the Building Inspector shall determine is reasonable (not to exceed sixty days from the date of the order), that all required permits be secured therefor within sixty days from the date of the order and that the demolition be completed within such time as the Building Inspector shall determine is reasonable.
(d) Statements advising that if any required repair or demolition work (without vacation also being required) is not commenced within the time specified, the Building Inspector will order the building vacated and posted to prevent further occupancy until the work is completed, and may proceed to cause the work to be done and charge the costs thereof against the property or its owner.
(e) Statements advising that any person having any record title or a legal interest in the building may appeal from the notice and order or any action of the Building Inspector to the Board of Building Appeals, provided the appeal is made in writing as provided in this Building Code, and filed with the Building Inspector within thirty days from the date of service of such notice and order, and further advising that failure to appeal will constitute a waiver of all right to an administrative hearing and determination of the matter.
(f) The notice and order, and any amended or supplemental notice and order, shall be served upon the record owner and posted on the property. One copy thereof shall be served on each of the following if known to the Building Inspector or disclosed from official public records: the holder of any mortgage or deed of trust or other lien or encumbrance of record; the owner or holder of any lease of record; and the holder of any other estate or legal interest of record in or to the building or land on which it is located. The failure of the Building Inspector to serve any person required herein to be served shall not invalidate any proceedings hereunder as to any other person duly served or relieve any such person from any duty or obligation imposed on him or her by the provisions of this section.
(g) Service of the notice and order shall be made upon all persons entitled thereto either personally or by mailing a copy of such notice and order by certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to each such person at his or her address as it appears on the last tax roll of the County or as known to the Building Inspector. If no address of any such person so appears or is known to the Building Inspector, then a copy of the notice and order shall be so mailed, addressed to such person at the address of the building involved in the proceedings. The failure of any such person to receive such notice shall not affect the validity of any proceedings taken under this section. Service by certified mail in the manner herein provided shall be effective on the date of mailing.
(h) Proof of service of the notice and order shall be certified to at the time of service by written declaration under penalty of perjury executed by the persons affecting service, declaring the time, date and manner in which service was made. The declaration, together with any receipt card returned in acknowledgement of receipt by certified mail, shall be affixed to the copy of the notice and order retained by the Building Inspector.
(i) If compliance is not had with the order within the time specified therein, and no appeal has been properly and timely filed, the Building Inspector shall file in the office of the County Recorder a certificate describing the property and certifying that the building is a dangerous, unsafe or substandard building and that the owner has been so notified. Whenever the corrections ordered shall thereafter have been completed or the building demolished so that it no longer exists as a dangerous, unsafe or substandard building on the property described in the certificate, the Building Inspector shall file a new certificate with the County Recorder certifying that the building has been demolished or all required corrections have been made, so that the building is no longer dangerous, unsafe or substandard, whichever is appropriate.
(Ord. 167-95. Passed 8-3-95.)