(A)   (1)   The Chief Inspector shall issue a notice of defects in writing to the owner of record or agent of the building or structure stating the defects thereof. This notice of defects shall include a time and place of a hearing on whether the building or structure is a dangerous building.
      (2)   If the building or structure is a multiple dwelling or rooming house containing units offered to let for more than six months of a calendar year, all notices under this subchapter shall also be served upon the lessee, if known.
   (B)   Service of the notice shall be made upon the owner or owner’s agent. Determination of ownership shall be as indicated by the records of the Register of Deeds for the county and the records of the city’s Assessor. Service shall be on owner or agent thereof by any of the following methods:
      (1)   Personally delivering a copy to the owner or agent thereof; or
      (2)   Mailing a copy by certified mail, postage paid, return receipt requested, to the owner or agent and posting a copy thereof upon a conspicuous part of the building or structure.
   (C)   Notice shall be effective upon the earliest occurrence of any of the following:
      (1)   Personal service upon the owner or the owner’s agent; or
      (2)   The date of mailing by certified mail when a signed return receipt is received.
   (D)   The notice shall be served upon the owner or agent at least ten days before the date of the hearing included in the notice.
(Prior Code, § 151.114)  (Ord. D-1668, passed 11-9-1992, effective 11-19-1992; Ord. D-1710, passed 3-7-1994, effective 3-17-1994; Ord. D-1711, passed 3-7-1994, effective 3-17-1994; Ord. D-1886, passed 2-19-2001, effective 3-1-2001; Ord. O-182, passed 6-6-2016, effective 6-16-2016)