City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 04
Chapter 04.04
Section 04.04.080

Title 04 Administrative Agencies and Procedures

Chapter 04.04 Special Administrative Procedures – Licensing

Section 04.04.080 Orders to Comply
  1. Whenever from personal investigation or written report of an appropriate official, the license officer has reason to believe that a licensee is in violation of law or a condition of the license, including the requirement to keep any required bonds and insurance in force and unimpaired, in addition to whatever other cause of action may be available to enforce this code, the license officer may issue a provisional or summary order.
  2. The license officer in the provisional order gives in writing notice of the violation and orders the licensee to comply within ten days.
  3. The license officer by the summary order declares findings that the conduct or operations of a licensee or a licensed activity are so inimical to public health, safety or general welfare as to constitute a nuisance and create an emergency, suspends the license and orders cessation of the activity. The license officer may make further orders, such as closure of the premises, impoundment of the vehicle or animal, and demand against the bond, as the circumstances require.
  4. The license officer serves an order under this section by causing a copy to be personally served upon the licensee or upon some responsible agent, to be mailed by certified mail to the address shown on the face of the license, to be posted on the premises and mailed to the address shown on the license, or to be served in some other manner reasonable in the circumstances.
  5. A provisional order not complied with or summary order under this section becomes final and the license is revoked if such order is not superseded by an order resulting from a timely hearing.

Date Passed: Monday, March 26, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, May 6, 2007

Recodification ORD C33995 Section 1