Question by  Thomas28 (30)

How can I find my building violations?

Are they public record?


Answer by  foreverpug (19)

This question varies greatly, and depends on where you are located. Most major cities will have links in their formal websites, offering searchable databases for building violations (e.g. Chicago). Other times, you can check the recorder of deeds office of your county and search for public records related to your property. Sometimes violations are posted with the recorder of deeds.


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

Yes, depending on the state. Simply call or go to your local building inspector's office, some of them work out of city hall. Ask them about their recent inspections of your building, if you're looking for something specific, be sure to tell them. It may require a fee.


Answer by  carlady (182)

Yes, they should be public record. The first place that you can go to is city inspections office or the town hall, they should be able to direct you to the right office that keeps records, be warned they might charge you a fee or ask you to look up the records your self.


Answer by  Danielle2480 (247)

Public records of building violations on commercial property is kept on record at the town hall, generally with the building inspector. For residential property, you can find this information usually through the board of health.


Answer by  turkworker (1007)

Public records of building violations on commercial property is kept on record with the county where the building is located. Visit your County's office and they can give you additional information.

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