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The inspectors will not inspect a building unless the owner or a representative of the owner is present. An additional inspection fee will be charged for each inspection trip after the initial two.
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Only the property owner or owner’s designee can obtain an application for a Residential Safety inspection at the Building Inspections Office. A designee may be anyone over 18 that is not the tenant. The property must have no outstanding fees, liens or other amounts due to the Town prior to the Residential Safety Inspection. This includes but is not limited to outstanding utility bills or fees for code violations.
To complete the inspection, the inspector requires the water and electricity to be functioning in the home. The applicant or Building Inspections department can authorize temporary electric utility service for ten days while repairs are underway. Water service can also be authorized for a period not to exceed ten days, assuming that the owner properly sets up a water account with a deposit.
If a residence fails the inspection, the building inspector will notify the owner of noncompliance, and permanent water and utilities will not be authorized. In addition, if corrections are not made within ten days, temporary utilities will be disconnected.