City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.070
Section 17F.070.420

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.420 Complaint – Content
  1. Whenever the building inspector, upon inspection and any other investigation as may be done, finds a building or premises to be in violation of this chapter, he prepares a written complaint:
    1. specifying the violations; and
    1. stating his determination that the property is a boarded-up building, substandard building, unfit building, or otherwise a public nuisance; and
    1. giving notice of a hearing before the director of building services at a time and place stated; and
    1. advising that any interested person may file an answer to the complaint and appear and be heard at the hearing; and
    1. advising that a copy of the complaint will be filed of record in the office of the Spokane County auditor.
  1. Whenever the building inspector and fire inspector, upon investigation, find a building or portion to be in violation of the requirements of this chapter for apartment and hotel buildings over two stories in height, they prepare an inspection report:
    1. containing a detailed list of deficiencies, including citations to the appropriate code or regulation sections;
    1. giving a timetable for correction; and
    1. requiring a written response or notice of appeal within thirty days.

Date Passed: Monday, July 18, 2005

Effective Date: Saturday, August 20, 2005

ORD C33687 Section 6