LOCAL GOVERNMENTS/UNSAFE BUILDINGS.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 571 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT CLARIFYING THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH CORRECTIVE ACTION SHALL BE TAKEN TO REMEDY DEFECTS AND UNSAFE CONDITIONS IN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES AND CLARIFYING THE PROCESS OF GIVING NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS.
Intro. by Perry.

Status: Re-ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 11 2019)
S 571

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 4 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 160A-425 (defects in building to be corrected) to give new time frame of 60 days, rather than immediately, for owners or occupants to correct building defects or dangerous conditions upon notification by the local inspector.  Authorizes the local inspector to grant a 60-day extension if material progress has been made within the initial 60 days.  Defines owner as the person listed on the property record card in the local tax assessor's office. 

    Amends GS 160A-428 (action in event of failure to take corrective action) by dividing existing text into new subsections (a) and (b).  Adds to subsection (a) a 60-day time frame for owners of a condemned building to take corrective action after a notice is posted on the building pursuant to GS 160A-426, and deletes from the list of conditions the local inspector must give written notice that a building or structure is likely to cause or contribute to blight, disease, vagrancy, or danger to children or that it has a tendency to attract criminal activity or public nuisances.  Corrects language in subdivision (2) to say that a hearing will be held no sooner than 10 days after the date of notice.  Adds to subsection (b) that the provision of notice regarding a condemned building may run concurrently with the written notice provided under (a).  

    Effective July 1, 2019.


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