This post contains questions regarding my home which is at the end of a dirt road. The dirt road is only accessible by driving down another dirt road in an unincorporated area of Maricopa County in Arizona.
A builder managed the construction of a small group of houses. The builder lived in one of the houses and sold the others. In May of 2000, after living in the house for about two years, the builder sold it to me.
Nearly eleven years later, in January 2011, a letter from the county code enforcement division arrived in my mailbox. The letter reports a violation of "Construction without a Permit" regarding a culvert that allows rainstorm water to flow under the entrance to the property. The letter states the violation must be corrected by obtaining necessary permits/clearances and warns of a $750/day fine.
In your opinion;
1)Would removing the culverts remedy the violation?
2)Would obtaining necessary permits/clearances be time consuming and expensive?
3)Can I "transfer" the violation or file suit against the builder?