10A NCAC 29c .1203       NOTICE AND HEARING

Before any building or structure may be ordered to be demolished and removed as provided in Rule .1202 of this Section, the building inspector shall notify the owner or owners thereof, in writing, by certified or registered mail to the last known address of such owner, or by personal service of such notice by said building inspector or his assistant or by posting notice as hereinafter provided, that said building or structure is in such condition as appears to constitute a fire or safety hazard or dangerous to life, health, or other property, or to be a public nuisance, and that a hearing will be held before said building inspector at a designated place at a time not less than 10 days after the date of such written notice, at which time and place the owner shall be entitled to be heard in person or by counsel upon all legal or factual questions relating to the matter and shall be entitled to offer such evidence as he may desire which is relevant or material to the questions sought to be determined or the remedies sought to be effected.  If the name or whereabouts of the owner cannot, after due diligence, be discovered, the notice herein referred to shall be considered properly and adequately served if a copy thereof is posted on the outside of the building or structure in question at least 10 days prior to the date fixed for the hearing and a notice of the hearing is published one time in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town of Butner at least one week prior to the date fixed for such hearing.  Such notice shall state the address or location of the building or structure and the time, place and purpose of the hearing.


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

Eff. March 21, 1980.