Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood
The tools inspectors use to gain compliance.
Each inspector uses a variety of tools and techniques available to them to
gain compliance on open cases.
Open/Close Housing Cases
Each inspector has the discretion when to open or close a housing case.
Inspectors use basic criteria adopted by the Neighborhood Inspection Management
Team and they have discretion in determining whether violations are significant
enough to warrant a case. When no action is warranted on a case and the
inspector closes it after the initial inspection.
Referral to the Code Hearings Officer
It is the policy of Neighborhood Inspections to gain compliance with each
housing case. At times this may mean taking a property owner to hearing before
the Code Hearings Officer to help gain compliance. Some of the reasons for
taking a property to hearing are listed below:
There are significant Fire, Life and Safety violations at the property that
aren’t being corrected and comprise the safety of the occupants or the
A rental property where the owner is not making repairs or is making
repairs at too slow a pace.
Two Year Review
In the event a case stays open more than two years, the inspector brings
the case before the Case Management Review Committee. The inspector presents
the case to the committee. The committee makes recommendations that are given
to the inspector who proceeds with those actions. The inspector reports back
to the committee within two months with a case update.
Previously published as ONI Policy Number G-20-1.
Effective September 1, 2004
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004