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Residential Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, & Complaints, 1st Edition

  • Linda Pieczynski
  • ISBN-10: 1428351590  |  ISBN-13: 9781428351592
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

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Overview

A must-have for the desk of every successful building inspector, as well as the technicians that assist them, The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints provides a practical guide through the tools and techniques of accurate, consistent, and efficient code violation documentation. From filing charges for non-compliance to obtaining administrative search warrants to condemning unsafe properties, inspectors today need to be able to pursue violations in an appropriate manner, but are often required to do so with minimal legal training. This valuable resource fills this gap by offering a complete set of the notices, letters, complaints, and other documents that are critical to the effective enforcement of the most common problems facing inspectors today. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

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Features and Benefits

  • tables and diagrams assist readers in understanding the various codes
  • forms are universal in approach so even if an inspector's municipality does not use the International Residential Code®, forms can be adopted for local use
  • checklists remind inspectors of key procedures and information, providing cases with a better chance of remaining strong in court
  • sample forms for almost every common violation of the International Residential Code make drafting quick and easy for anyone in the building inspection field, including municipal attorneys who may be required to draft violation-related legal documents
  • back of book CD provides electronic, editable versions of necessary forms, allowing inspectors to do twice the work in half the time

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATION OF THE CODE
IRC R101 General Administration
IRC R101.2 Scope of the Residential Code – Table 1-1
IRC R103 Department of Building Safety
IRC R103, 104 Administration of the Residential Code – Checklist
IRC R103.2 Appointment of the Building Official – Sample Form
IRC R103.3 Appointment of Deputies – Sample Form
IRC R104 Duties and Powers of the Building Official
IRC R104 Duties and Powers of the Building Official – Table 1-2
IRC R104.10 Approval of Request for Modification of the Code – Sample Form
IRC R104.11 Approval of Alternative Materials, Design, and Methods of Construction and Equipment – Sample Form
IRC R104.11.1 Request for Tests – Sample Form
IRC R112 Board of Appeals
IRC R112 Appeals - – Checklist
IRC R112.1 Notice of Appeal – Sample Form
IRC R112.1 Denial of Appeal (Untimely) – Sample Form
IRC R112.1 Granting of Appeal – Sample Form
IRC R112.1 Denial of Appeal – Sample Forms
IRC R113 Violations
IRC R113 Enforcement Inspection Record – Sample Form
CHAPTER 2 RIGHT OF ENTRY
IRC R104 Duties and Powers of the Building Official
IRC R104.6 Right of Entry –- Checklist
IRC R104.6 Complaint for Administrative Search Warrant – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Analysis of Complaint for Administrative Search Warrant – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Administrative Search Warrant – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Analysis of Administrative Search Warrant – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Search Warrant Return – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Analysis of Search Warrant Return – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Obtaining an Administrative Search Warrant – Flowchart 2-1
CHAPTER 3 PERMIT APPLICATIONS
IRC R105 Permits
IRC R105 Building Permit Applications – Checklist
IRC R105.1 Who Needs and Permit? – Table 3-1
IRC R105.2 Work Exempt from Permit – Table 3-2
IRC R105.3 Application for Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.3 Application for Permit (Multi-purpose)– Sample Form
IRC R105.3 Application for Demolition - Village of Hinsdale – Sample Form
IRC R105.3 Notice to Demolition Contractors Particle Control - Village of Hinsdale – Sample Form
IRC R105.3 Demolition Timetable - Village of Hinsdale –Sample Form
IRC R105.3.1 Letter Regarding Rejection of Application (Deficient Application) – Sample Form
IRC R105.3.1 Letter Regarding Rejection of Application (Improper Construction Documents) – Sample Form
IRC R105.3.1 Letter Regarding Approval of Application – Sample Form
IRC R105.3.1.1 Flood Hazard Area Addendum to Permit Application – Sample Form
IRC R106 Construction Documents
IRC R106 Construction Documents – Checklist
IRC R113 Violations
IRC R113.4 Failing to Provide Correct Information on a Permit Application – Sample Complaint
CHAPTER 4 PERMITS
IRC R105 Permits
IRC R105 Permits – Checklist
IRC R105, R109 Permit and Inspection Process – Flowchart 4-1
IRC R105.1 Permit Violations – Checklist
IRC R105.1, IRC 107.1 Permit/Temporary Structure or Use – Sample Form
IRC R105.1 Failure to Obtain Permit (Building or Structure) – Sample Complaint
IRC R105.1 Failure to Obtain Permit (Electrical, Gas, Mechanical, or Plumbing System) – Sample Complaint
IRC R105.2.1 Failure to Notify Building Official of Emergency Repair – Sample Complaint
IRC R105.3 Request for Name Change on Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.5 Reminder Letter Regarding Expiration of Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.5 Letter Granting Extension of Time for Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.5 Letter Denying Extension of Time for Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.5 Letter Invalidating Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.6 Notice of Revocation* of Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.6 Letter Reinstating Permit – Sample Form
IRC R105.7 Failure to Post Permit – Sample Complaint
IRC R105.7 Letter Regarding Posting of Permit – Sample Form
IRC R106 Construction Documents
IRC R106.4 Change in Construction Documents – Sample Form
IRC R107 Temporary Structures and Uses
IRC R107.1 Letter Granting Extension of Time for Temporary – Sample Form
IRC R107.1 Temporary Structure or Use Permit – Sample Form
IRC R107.4 Letter Terminating Approval of Temporary Permit or Use – Sample Form
IRC R113 Violations
IRC R113.1 Working Without a Permit – Sample Complaint
IRC R113.1 Demolition Without a Permit – Sample Complaint
IRC R113.1 Using Alternative Materials* Without Approval – Sample Complaint
IRC R113.4 Failing to Provide Correct Information on a Permit Application – Sample Complaint
CHAPTER 5
IRC R109 Inspections
IRC R109 Inspections – Checklist
IRC R109.1 Inspection Record Memorandum – Sample Form
IRC R109.1.1 – R109.1.6 Required Inspections – Table 5-1
IRC R109.4 Working Without Approval of the Building Official – Sample Complaint
IRC R109.4 Covering or Concealing Work Without Approval – Sample Complaint
IRC R113 Violations
IRC R113.1 Deviating from Approved Plans – Sample Complaint
CHAPTER 6 CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY
IRC R104 Duties and Powers of Building Official
IRC R104.6 Complaint for Administrative Search Warrant – Occupying Structure Without a Certificate of Occupancy – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Administrative Search Warrant – Occupying Structure Without a Certificate of Occupancy – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Administrative Search Warrant Return – Sample Form
IRC R110 Certificate of Occupancy
IRC R110 Certificates of Occupancy – Checklist
IRC R110 Enforcement of Certificate of Occupancy Violations – Flowchart 6-1
IRC R110.1 Occupying a Structure Without a Certificate of Occupancy – Sample Complaint
IRC R110.1 Right of Entry – No Certificate of Occupancy – Checklist
IRC R110.1 Informal Letter to Responsible Party – No Certificate of Occupancy – Prior Building Permit – Sample Form
IRC R110.1 Notice to Responsible Party – No Certificate of Occupancy – Prior Building Permit – Sample Form
IRC R110.1 Informal Letter to Responsible Party – No Certificate of Occupancy – No Prior Building Permit – Sample Form
IRC R110.1 Notice to Responsible Party – No Certificate of Occupancy – No Prior Building Permit – Sample Form
IRC R110.3 Requirements for Certificate of Occupancy – Checklist
IRC R110.3 Certificate of Occupancy – Sample Form
IRC R110.4 Temporary Certificate of Occupancy – Sample Form
IRC 110.4 Letter Regarding Expiration of Temporary Certificate of Occupancy – Sample Form
IRC 110.5 Notice of Suspension* of Certificate of Occupancy** – Sample Form
IRC R113 Violations
IRC R113.2 Proof of Service of Notice (Certificate of Occupancy Violation) – Sample Form
CHAPTER 7 ENFORCEMENT OF UNLAWFUL ACT VIOLATIONS
IRC R113 Unlawful Acts
IRC R113 Inspection Record – Unlawful Acts –– Sample Form
IRC R113 Basic Enforcement Procedure for Unlawful Acts (Permission Given for Inspection or No Permission Needed) – Flowchart 7-1
IRC R113 Enforcement Procedure for Unlawful Acts (No Permission for
Inspection) – Flowchart 7-2
IRC R113.1 Determining Legal Responsibility –- Checklist
IRC R113.1 Unlawful Act – Sample Complaint
IRC R113.2 Content of Notice of Violation –- Checklist
IRC R113.2 Sending Notice of Violation –- Checklist
IRC R113.2 Notice of Violation* to Responsible Party – Sample Form
IRC R113.2 Proof of Service of Notice of Violation* – Sample Form
IRC R113.2 Letter Granting Extension of Time for Compliance – Sample Form
IRC R113.2 Letter Regarding Satisfaction of Notice of Violation – Sample Form
IRC R113.3 Drafting the Complaint –- Checklist
CHAPTER 8 STOP WORK ORDERS
IRC R104 Duties and Powers of the Building Official
IRC R104.6 Complaint for Administrative Search Warrant – Stop Work Order Violation – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Administrative Search Warrant (Stop Work Order Violation) – Sample Form
IRC R104.6 Administrative Search Warrant Return (Stop Work Order Violation) – Sample Form
IRC R114 Stop Work Order
IRC R114 Issuing a Stop Work Order – Flowchart 8-1
IRC R114 No Compliance after Stop Work Order (Permit) – Flowchart 8-2
IRC R114 No Compliance after Stop Work Order (No Permit) – Flowchart 8-3
IRC R114 Unlawful Removal of Stop Work Order – Sample Complaint
IRC R114.1 Stop Work Order Information Form – Sample Form
IRC R114.1 Stop Work Order – Sample Form
IRC R114.1 Issuing the Stop Work Order – Checklist
IRC R114.1 Proof of Service of Stop Work Order – Sample Form
IRC R114.1 Letter Lifting Stop Work Order – Sample Form
IRC R114.2 Stop Work Order Violation Information Form – Sample Form
IRC R114.2 Unlawful Continuance of Work – Sample Complaint
CHAPTER 9 UNSAFE STRUCTURES
IPMC 108 Unsafe Structures and Equipment
IPMC 108.2 Order for Closing of Vacant Structure – Sample Form
IPMC 108.3 Notice of Condemnation of Unsafe Structure – Sample Form
IPMC 108.3 Notice of Condemnation of Unsafe Equipment – Sample Form
IPMC 108.4 Condemnation Placard – Sample Form
IPMC-108.4.1 Unlawful Removal of a Placard – Sample Complaint
IPMC-108.5 Allowing the Occupancy of* a Placarded Structure – Sample
IPMC-108.5 Operating* Placarded Equipment – Sample Complaint
IPMC 109 Emergency Measures
IPMC 109.1 Notice of Imminent Danger and No Occupancy – Sample Form
IPMC 109.1 Post Deprivation Notice of Hearing after Emergency Evacuation – Sample Form

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Property Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints, 2006 Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418016098 | ISBN-13: 9781418016098)

Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book." Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement.

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Property Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints, 2006 Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418016098 | ISBN-13: 9781418016098)

Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book." Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Linda Pieczynski

Linda S. Pieczynski, J.D. is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL. An attorney at law with her own private practice in Hinsdale, IL, she specialized in municipal prosecution and is the prosecutor for 13 municipalities in DuPage County. Ms. Pieczynski is also the former assistant state¿s attorney in DuPage County. Her teaching background includes over 10 years as an instructor for BOCA International and the International Code Council (ICC), where she taught the legal aspects of code administration. She has served as an expert witness and has authored several books in the areas of inspection codes and criminal practice procedures. Ms. Pieczynski is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.