How much time do I have to correct a violation?

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.

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1. What is the difference between property maintenance regulations (code enforcement) and homeowner association requirements?
2. How do I report a property maintenance violation?
3. I want to report a property maintenance problem in my neighborhood but I don't want anyone to know I called, do I have to give you my name?
4. What happens after I file my complaint/request, what do you do? How long does it take, will you contact me afterwards?
5. What are the enforcement procedures?
6. How much time do I have to correct a violation?
7. What should I do if I receive a property code warning notice?
8. I need more time to correct the code violations on my property, what do I do?
9. What can I do if I get a notice and do not understand what the violation is?
10. What happens if the property does not come into compliance or I refuse to comply?