Whenever any building or structure has been condemned by the building inspector, and the existence of such building or structure in a dilapidated state of disrepair or other substandard condition is found and determined by the building inspector or, upon appeal from or report by the building inspector as hereafter provided, by the Secretary of Human Resources to be dangerous to life, health, or other property, or is in such condition as to constitute a fire or safety hazard or a public nuisance, the owner or owners of such building or structure shall be required to demolish and remove the same and remedy such conditions under the regulations and procedures herein provided; and in the event such owner fails or refuses to do so within the time directed by the building inspector or by the Secretary or his designee, as hereinafter provided, the Secretary or his designee, in his judgment, may cause the same to be demolished and removed or such other steps taken as he may find to be necessary to suppress and abate the nuisance and remove the fire or safety hazard and the danger to life, health, or other property found to exist, and specially assess the cost and expense of doing said work against the lot or parcel of land on which the said building or structure is located.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122‑95; 143B‑10;

Eff. March 21, 1980.