A formal Compliance Order is written if a resident is not present for the inspection, and/or the violation is not minor, or they don’t complete the work required by a verbal or written warning as stated above.
This order must follow the rules stated below in order for the evidence collected to be admissible in court:
- The notice must be written.
- It must describe the location and nature of the violation.
- It must establish a time for the correction of the violation and give notice of how to appeal any decision.
- It must be served upon the owner and/or resident of the property either in person or by registered or certified mail.
- If it is not possible to serve the owner/resident as stated above, the notice must be conspicuously posted on the property or dwelling.