15.04.160   Duty to correct violation.
   Section 114.2 of the California Building Code is amended to read as follows:
   A.   Notice of Violation: The building official is authorized to serve a notice of violation or order on the person responsible for the erection, construction, alteration, extension, repair, moving, removal, demolition or occupancy of a building or structure in violation of the provisions of this code, or in violation of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code. Such order shall direct the discontinuance of the illegal action or condition and the abatement of the violation.
   B.   Paying a fine or serving a jail sentence shall not relieve any person from the responsibility for correcting any condition which constitutes a violation of this title. A property owner shall be considered to have allowed any use or improvement of property occupied by, or under the dominion and control of the owner and the owner shall be responsible for the discontinuance and removal of any violation of this title. The responsibility under this section shall include property leased to another person. A property owner shall also be responsible for the discontinuing and removing any violation of this title that existed on the property at the time the current owner purchased the property.
(Ord. 552-19 § 8, 2019)