Upon report of a possible code violation, an Inspector will conduct an investigation to confirm the existence of the violation. The Inspector will also attempt to contact the resident if the unit is occupied. Upon verification of the violation, property owners or occupants will be given a Blight Violation Notice/Ticket assessing a civil fine and establishing a date and time for a hearing before an Administrative Hearings Officer.
Ticket options include:
- In most cases, defendants will have the fix-it option of correcting the violation within the time allotted without paying fine or going to a hearing.
- Pay the fine and correct the violation.
- Attend the hearing and contest the violation with or without an attorney.