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City Ordinance
Code Enforcement
The Warsaw City Code of Ordinance is enforced by the City of Warsaw Building Department. If found in violation of this ordinance, owners of the property will be issued a Notice of Order Requiring Correction of Unsafe Premises, requiring them to remedy the existing violation within a specified period of time. If the requested corrective steps are not taken within 30 days of receipt of the certified letter, the letter becomes an official order of the Warsaw City Building Commissioner enforceable by civil action in the Kosciusko Circuit Court, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-9-17.

The Building Commissioner may issue an order relative to any unsafe premises to require action including, but not limited to:
  • Vacating of an unsafe building
  • Sealing an unsafe building against intrusion by unauthorized persons
  • Extermination of vermin in and about the unsafe premises
  • Repair of an unsafe building to bring it into compliance with standards for building condition or maintenance found in ordinances enacted by the Common Council or state laws
  • Removal of a portion of an unsafe building
  • Removal of an unsafe building

Property Owner Rights
The property owner has the right to request a hearing before the City of Warsaw Building Commissioner if he/she disputes the existence of any of the noted code violations.  If the property owner chooses to exercise his/her right to such a hearing, the request must be delivered in writing within 10 days from receipt of the notice to the Building Commissioner's office at the Engineering Building: 

         102 S. Buffalo St.
         Warsaw, IN  46580 
         Ph: (574) 372-9548 

If a request for such a hearing is not received within that 10-day period, the notice becomes the final order enforceable by civil action in the Kosciusko County Circuit Court, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-9-17.

Building Commissioner Orders
Should the notice become an order of the Building Commissioner, either by the expiration of the 10-day period in which to comply or request a hearing or by the final determination of a court of law, and the property owner fails to comply with that order, he/she will be obligated to supply full information regarding the order to any person who takes or agrees to take a substantial Notice of Order Requiring Correction of Unsafe Premises Property Interest in the unsafe premises, before the property interest in those premises can be transferred, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-9-27(a)(1).

Also, the property owner must, within five days after transferring or agreeing to transfer a substantial property interest in the unsafe premises, supply the City of Warsaw Building Commissioner with written copies of the full name, address, and telephone number of the person whom he/she transferred a substantial property interest in the unsafe premises and a written copy of the legal instrument under which the transfer or agreement to transfer was accomplished, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-9-27(a)(2).


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