§ 151.023  PROCEDURE AFTER HEARING.
   (A)   After notice and hearing, the Inspector shall state in writing his or her determination of whether the dwelling or dwelling unit is unfit for human habitation, and, if so, whether it is deteriorated or dilapidated.
   (B)   If the Inspector determines that the dwelling or dwelling unit is deteriorated, but can be repaired at a reasonable cost, he or she shall state in writing his or her findings of fact in support of such determination, and shall issue and cause to be served upon the owner thereof an order directing and requiring the owner to repair, alter or improve such dwelling or dwelling unit to comply with the minimum standards of fitness established by this chapter within a specified period of time, not to exceed 90 days. The order may require that the property be vacated and closed if continued occupancy during the time allowed for repair will present a significant threat of bodily harm, taking into account the nature of the necessary repairs, alterations, or improvements; the current state of the property; and any additional risks due to the presence and capacity of minors under the age of 18 or occupants with physical or mental disabilities. The order shall state that the failure to make timely repairs as directed in the order shall make the dwelling subject to the issuance of an unfit for human habitation order.
   (C)   If the Inspector determines that the dwelling is dilapidated, and that repairs cannot be made at a reasonable cost in relation to the value of the dwelling, he or she shall state in writing his or her findings of fact to support such determination, and shall issue and cause to be served upon the owner thereof an order directing and requiring the owner either to repair, alter or improve such dwelling or dwelling unit to comply with the minimum standards of fitness established by this chapter, or else to vacate and remove or demolish the same within a specified period of time not to exceed 90 days.
(1991 Code, § 8-49)  (Ord. passed 8-3-1982; Ord. 2021-01, passed 6-14-2021)
Statutory reference:
   Ordinance authorized as to repair, closing, and demolition;  order of public officer, see § 160D-1203(3)