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(a) The Director must identify unmaintained vacant dwellings throughout the County. The Director must notify the owner in writing that the owner’s dwelling has been designated as an unmaintained vacant dwelling and of the owner’s right to seek reconsideration of this designation and appeal the decision under Section 26-25.
(b) Inspections required.
(1) Inspections required. The Director must inspect every unmaintained vacant dwelling at least annually to ensure that:
(A) the dwelling complies with all applicable laws, including Chapter 26, Article I; and
(B) vacancy of the dwelling is not:
(i) detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare;
(ii) a hazard to police officers or firefighters entering the dwelling in an emergency; or
(iii) a public nuisance.
(2) Additional inspections authorized. The Director may inspect an unmaintained vacant dwelling more often than annually to ensure compliance with this Article. (2017 L.M.C., ch. 11, § 1.)
Editor’s note—Former § 26-22, “Executive regulations,” was repealed, re-enacted with amendments, renumbered § 26-18, and retitled pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch. 18, § 1.