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When "that other municipality" does not enforce the codes

Discussion in 'Residential Building Codes' started by jar546, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    I just found out about a deck that was just finished. 2 story 800 sq. ft each story no permit, 4x4's. I hope one of our other inspectors gets stuck with this.
     
  2. ADAguy

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    1600 sq. ft? How do they expect to sell it in the future?
    Hasn't Penn heard about the Oakland collapse?
    Anything in the CC&rs about unpermitted construction?
     
  3. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    If the jurisdiction wants to take it to court the fine can be up to $2,000 per day. All of the fine money goes to the court system so the jurisdiction (mostly small ones) would be stuck with the court and lawyers cost.
    We just try to talk them into a permit and double the fee if allowed by the jurisdiction (most don't).
     
  4. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    yeah, those stringers are an accident waiting to happen
     
  5. mtlogcabin

    mtlogcabin Sawhorse

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    Change your ordinance to where you can charge your cost separate from the fines to cover your expenses. Courts do not get those charges and they can't wave those fees like they can a daily fine.
     

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