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I Have Received A Complaint About My PropertyThis information outlines the steps you need to take after a complaint has been made about your property.
1. I received a Certified letter in the mail.
The letter will tell you what the nature of the complaint is and when and how you need to respond.
2. What is my responsibility?
STEP #1 - Call the Code Compliance Officer at (800) 583-8078 or (509) 773-3706 before the deadline date in the letter.
STEP #2 - The nature of the alleged violation will determine the next steps to be taken, (i.e., application for a permit, etc.)
STEP #3 - The Compliance Officer will work with you to establish a reasonable time frame to accomplish the necessary tasks to bring the violation into compliance.
3. Can I find out who made the complaint?
Revised Code of WA (Title 42.17.310 (e) allows the complainant to remain anonymous at their request.
4. Are there any fines associated with an alleged violation?
If a permit is required, there will be a charge for the permit. If you are willing to work with the Code Compliance Officer, and comply in a timely manner, there are, typically, no fines. If the violation is not brought into compliance, you may be subject to penalties as established in Klickitat County Code.
KLICKITAT COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Joyce DeVries,Code Compliance Officer ()
228 W. Main Street, MS-CH-20
Goldendale, WA 98620
Date of Source Material: 1/28/2005
Source: Klickitat County Building Inspection
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