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City of Nashua
229 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060-2019
CODE ENFORCEMENT SECTION
182-31. Emergency and Code Enforcement Department Information
§ 182-31. Emergency and Code Enforcement Department
Information. [Amended 5-13-2008 by Ord. No. O-08-181]
A. Posting of owner's emergency information and Code Enforcement
(1) All dwellings which are let or in which one or more units are let to another for occupancy shall have posted in a regularly accessible common area written notification containing the
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the owner or his/her agent. If the owner or his/her agent does not reside in New Hampshire and within 25 miles of the subject structure, the owner must post, in addition to his/ her or his/her agent's name, the name, address, and
telephone number of a person to contact in case of an emergency who resides in New Hampshire and within 25 miles of the structure.
(b) A statement that disputes regarding building code and/or housing standards should first be addressed by the property owner(s) and tenant(s) before contacting the Code Enforcement Department.
(c) A statement that the party or parties responsible for compliance with building codes or housing standards should correct a violation within 14 days of receipt of a written notice of said violation or, in an emergency, as promptly as conditions require. An "emergency" exists when a violation of a building code and/or housing standard creates conditions which pose an immediate and serious threat to the health or safety of persons occupying a dwelling unit. A "nonemergency" situation exists when a violation of a building code and/or housing standard materially affects the habitability of a dwelling place but does not pose an immediate risk to the health or safety of the tenant(s).
(d) The address, telephone number(s) and website address of the Code Enforcement Department.
(2) Exception. In lieu of posting the written notification, an owner may maintain copies of said notification signed by each tenant. An owner shall file a copy of the written notification containing the required owner's emergency information with the Code Enforcement Department. An owner shall, upon request, provide copies of the signed written notification to Code Enforcement Department employees for review.
B. The Code Enforcement Department shall prepare a written notification form which shall be provided to owners upon request.
C. Transfer of ownership. Upon transfer of ownership, the new owner shall comply with the posting or filing of emergency and Code Enforcement Department information within 24 hours of transfer.
D. Unattended emergency numbers. Whenever emergency numbers are left unattended for a period of 24 hours or longer, another name and emergency number shall be provided in accordance with this section.
E. Violations. The head of the Code Enforcement Department or designee may issue warnings or citations for violations of this section as provided for in § 182-24. Subsequent violations of this section shall be punishable as provided for in § 182-26.
1. Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall become effective 9-1-2008.
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