(A)   Whenever the Director of Health determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter, he shall give notice of the alleged violation to the person or persons responsible therefore, as hereinafter provided.
   (B)   The notice shall:
      (1)   Be in writing;
      (2)   Include a statement of the reason why it is being issued;
      (3)   Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires; and
      (4)   Be served upon the owner or his agent, or the occupant, as the case may require; provided that the notice shall be deemed to be properly served upon the owner or agent, or upon the occupant, if a copy thereof is served upon him personally; or if a copy thereof is sent by registered mail to his last known address, or in the event that either of the aforestated methods of serving the notice has been tried and proved to be ineffectual, if a copy thereof is posted in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling affected by the notice; or if he is served with the notice by any other method authorized or required under the laws of the state.
   (C)   The notice may contain an outline of remedial action, which if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter and with rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
(1967 Code, § 9-3)