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(A) Notice of violation. Whenever the authority having jurisdiction determines that there has been a violation of this chapter, notice shall be given to the owner or the person or persons responsible for said violation.
(B) Methods of notice. Such notice prescribed above shall be in accordance with all of the following:
(1) Be in writing.
(2) Include a description of the real estate (current street address and pin number).
(3) Include a statement that states the defects that constitute the violation of the Code and prescribe the action to be taken by the owner of the building to comply with the Code and the time within which compliance must be accomplished. Such time shall be fair and reasonable and subject to reasonable extension when requested in writing, for reasons that the authority having jurisdiction may consider as justifying an extension of time. All extensions of time shall be given by the authority having jurisdiction, in writing.
(4) Inform owner or person or persons responsible of their right to file an appeal with the authority having jurisdiction.
(C) Methods of service. Such notice shall be deemed to be properly served if it is:
(1) Delivered personally or posted in a conspicuous place on the site; or
(2) Sent by first-class mail or facsimile addressed to the last known address. If the notice is returned showing that the letter was not delivered, a copy thereof shall be posted in a conspicuous place in or about the structure or equipment affected by such notice.
(D) Recording of notice of violation.
(1) If the owner of the property has not complied with the requirements as stated in the notice of violation within the time specified, the authority having jurisdiction may file an appropriate instrument in the office of the recorder of deeds, to be recorded in the public records of the jurisdiction in which the violation occurred, indicating that violations of this chapter exist upon the property involved.
(2) The recording of the notice of violation shall constitute legal notice to all concerned, as well as to any subsequent purchasers, transferees, grantees, mortgagees, lessees and all persons claiming or acquiring interest in the property. When the violation specified in the notice of violation has been corrected and the authority having jurisdiction has determined that all fees have been paid, the authority having jurisdiction shall file a certificate attesting that the violation has been corrected.
(Ord. 14-103, passed 5-15-2014; Am. Ord. 18-223, passed 8-16-2018)