Printer Friendly VersionSTOP WORK ORDERS


Whenever the building official finds any work regulated by this code being performed in a manner either contrary to the provision of this code or dangerous or unsafe, the Building Official is authorized to issue a Stop Work Order.

Any person, who shall continue any work after having been served with a Stop Work Order, except such work as that person is directed to perform, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.

• When a Stop Work Order has been issued to a property for commencing to do construction without obtaining the necessary permits the work must stop immediately and the owner of the property must obtain an approved Building Permit to cover the work being performed from the Building Department.

• Contractors/Owner-Builders should be aware that upon submitting for the required permits a penalty of double the permit fee and $119.26 fine will be imposed. The applicant must make reference to the Violation number that was issued when applying for their permit.

• Failure to comply with a Stop Work Order will result in a citation being issued in the amount of $500.00. The citation fee will be doubled if failure to comply occurs a second time.