Will I have to pay a fine?

In most cases the costs that the Code Compliance Division incur in the prosecution of a case to the Special Magistrate will be assessed against the property owner at the hearing. A lien will be filed if the costs are not paid within the time frame given by the Special Magistrate. These costs are typically not less than $175 but in some cases have been as much as $600. Actual per day fines will be certified by the Special Magistrate if the violation is not corrected by the time specified in the Order. 

These per day fines will continue to accrue until a violation is corrected and the Code Compliance Division is notified of the correction. These fines can accumulate into many thousands of dollars and are filed as a lien against the property.

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1. Can I appeal the Special Magistrate’s decision to the Wellington Council?
2. Can I file an appeal of a decision of the Special Magistrate?
3. Can the Code Officer enter onto my property to conduct the inspection?
4. Can Wellington foreclose on the property if the liens are not paid?
5. Does Wellington ever correct or “abate” the violation?
6. How does the Code Compliance Division “select” the properties they inspect?
7. If a lien is filed, does it attach to only the property that was the subject of the violation?
8. Is the Code Compliance Division required to provide a first notice?
9. What do I do if I receive a violation notice?
10. What happens if I do not attend the Special Magistrate hearing?
11. What happens if I don’t correct the problem within the time given by the code officer?
12. What is a Neighborhood Improvement Inspection?
13. What type of notice does the Code Compliance Division provide if a violation is found?
14. Will I have to pay a fine?