The amount of time allowed to correct a code violation varies depending on the violation.
Once a violation is verified, it is the intent of property maintenance office to have the resident/property owner come into voluntary compliance. To accomplish this, the resident is normally given 7 to 30 days to take whatever action is necessary to correct the problem. The Inspector does have the option of requesting correction in fewer days. An example of a quicker correction period would be a vehicle parked on and blocking the public sidewalk, or a violation which presents a serious safety or health hazard. There may be a request to correct these types of violations within 24 hours.
If an extension of time is necessary, call the Property Maintenance Office at 605-717-1126 before the deadline. Most of the time extensions will be granted if they are within reason and the issue that needs to be corrected involves something more than just a simple fix; such as moving a vehicle, pulling weeds, or shoveling a sidewalk.