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24.10.060 Enforcement.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 168340, 176955, 187432 and 188647, effective November 17, 2017.)

A.  All permitted work shall be subject to inspection by the Director, and certain work shall have continuous inspection by special inspectors as specified in Section 24.20.

B.  The Director, upon notification from the permit holder or his agent, shall either approve of those portions of the construction requiring inspection or shall notify the permit holder, or the permit holder’s agent, in writing, wherein the same fails to comply with the provisions of this Title.

C.  Stop Work Orders.  When it is necessary to obtain compliance with this Title, the Director may issue a stop work order requiring that all work, except work directly related to elimination of the violation, be immediately and completely stopped.  If the Director issues a stop work order, activity subject to the order may not be resumed until such time as the Director gives specific approval in writing.  The stop work order will be in writing, except when an emergency condition exists, the Director may issue a stop work order orally, followed by a written stop work order.  All stop work orders will conform to the requirements of City Code Section 3.30.080.  Any person subject to a stop work order may seek review of the order by the Director and may appeal the Director’s determination in accordance with City Code Section 3.30.080.

D.  It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure in the City, or cause the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any of the provisions of this Title.

E.  If an unoccupied structure or structure under construction is open or unattended, the Director may enter to determine if a hazardous condition exists.  If such a condition exists, the Director shall notify the owner of the condition and order the structure immediately secured against the entry of unauthorized persons.

F.  In the event the property owner, permit holder or the owner’s agent fails or neglects to carry out any requirement, or fails to correct any noted violation of this Title, the Director may gain compliance by any of the remedies outlined in Chapter 3.30 of the Code of the City of Portland.