§ 151.139  EMERGENCY CASES.
   (A)   In cases where there is evidence of an immediate and serious danger to the public safety or health unless a dangerous building or structure as defined in this subchapter is immediately demolished or otherwise made safe, the Chief Inspector, or his or her designee, may cause the immediate repair or demolition of such dangerous building or structure. Determination of immediate and serious danger to the public safety or health shall be determined by the Chief Inspector, or his or her designee, including, but not limited to, the City Fire Marshal. The determination of an immediate and serious danger includes, but is not limited to, situations which may lead to the immediate potential for injury, death, spread of disease or infection, or for property or structural damage which indicates an immediate and serious danger to the public safety or health. The potential for harm to emergency personnel who may have to re-enter such structures in the course of their duties may be considered when determining an immediate and serious danger to public safety or health exists. The costs of such emergency repair or demolition shall be collected in the manner as provided for in § 33.21.
   (B)   Written notice shall be provided to the owner or agent of the property on which the emergency case existed as soon as practicable after the dangerous building or structure has been demolished or otherwise made safe. At a minimum, the written notice will detail what action was taken by the city, why such action was necessary, and the date of such action.
   (C)   If the emergency case requires more than 24 hours to remedy, the city shall obtain the permission of the owner or agent of the property to continue entry onto the property, and such contact shall be documented, and/or the city shall obtain a court order authorizing continued entry.
(Prior Code, § 151.120)  (Ord. D-1668, passed 11-9-1992, effective 11-19-1992; 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)