Violations and Fines

Like the “Brangelina” Marriage, Ninth Ward Wonder House Comes Apart

Ultra-modern "Make It Right" home may be torn down as code violations mount. It was a noble idea, to "Make ...
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Derelict Property Owners Invited to Plead for Code Leniency

Can code amnesty bring derelict landowners to heel? Scranton, Pa., is giving the idea a shot. Here's an excerpt from ...
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Report: City Code Officials Ignored Firefighter Warnings About Fire Hazards

Despite repeated warnings from firefighters about violations at a building in Schenectady, New York, city code officials did nothing. Four ...
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NAHB and Others Aim to Weaken OSHA Oversight

In a hearing before Congress, industry heads including the NAHB ask for the right to decide how safe they want ...
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Jumping Through Code Hoops to Demolish a Vacant House

Getting rid of a deteriorating, vacant property, even after the owners are deceased, is not easy, as this news report ...
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Phoenix Penalizes Fire Department for Failure to Enforce Code in Library Flood

The high profile event resulted in multiple demotions and firings of city employees for failure to perform their “pre-eminent” duty ...
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