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.070.490

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.490 Enforcement
  1. Whenever an owner has failed to complete the action required by an order under this chapter:
    1. the building official or the hearing examiner may extend the time for completion, imposing such conditions as may seem warranted, if the owner has made substantial progress; or
    1. the director causes the ordered action to be done, by competitive bid contract whenever feasible, or by negotiated contract, or by city forces when circumstances do not allow time for bidding.
  1. All work of rehabilitation and demolition done pursuant to an order made under this chapter is subject to all applicable laws respecting permits, contractor registration and certification of workers, except work done by city forces under emergency circumstances.
  1. Invitations to bid on a demolition contract shall provide that salvage be awarded to the contractor as a credit against the contract price. A bid based on an estimate of the value of salvage may not be changed to reflect actual salvage value. The director may invite and receive bids before the time for compliance by the owner has expired.
  1. As an alternative to demolition, when appropriate, the building official may issue an order to refer substandard, abandoned, unfit, or nuisance properties to Superior Court in pursuit of a receivership order.

Date Passed: Monday, February 1, 2021

Effective Date: Friday, March 12, 2021

ORD C36004 Section 2