Whenever the Building Official finds that any work regulated by the City Ordinance and adopted Building Codes is being performed in a manner contrary to the provisions of the codes or dangerous or unsafe, the Building Official is authorized to issue a Stop Work Order.
**Some examples may be failure to register as a Contractor, failure to as pull a permit as required, or performing work for which the original permit was not approved or change the project scope without seeking approval from the Building Official.**
The stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's agent, or to the person doing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order shall state the reason for the order, and the conditions under which the cited work will be permitted to resume.
Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.