Sales Ended

Legal Aspects of Code Administration | Maryland Heights Community Center |...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Maryland Heights Community Center

2344 McKelvey Road

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

View Map

Event description

Description

Please note that this seminar is two 1 day seminars with different topics, introduction and advanced, both related to legal aspects. You may attend either day or at a discounted rate for both days. Please choose the ticket correctly when registering.

Seminar Day 1: Legal Aspects of Code Administration

Seminar Day 2: Advanced Legal Aspects for Building Code Officials

Instructor: Linda S. Pieczynski is a former assistant state’s attorney and former municipal prosecutor in DuPage County, Illinois. She devotes her legal practice to teaching and writing about the legal aspects of code administration including building, property maintenance, fire and zoning codes. She conducts training nationwide for the International Code Council (ICC). She is the author of numerous code related books including The Building Process Simplified, The Building Official’s and Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, The Fire Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, and The Property Maintenance Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, all published by Cengage. She also has served as editor of revisions to the Legal Aspects of Code Administration published by ICC.


DAY 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will be provided guidelines for effective code administration and enforcement of the legal aspects of the code for the building code official. The following topics will be covered during the seminar: legal concepts, identifying responsible parties, gathering evidence, property law concepts, right of entry, liability preparing a case for court, and testifying effectively.

GOAL: Participants will be able to apply effective building code administration and enforcement techniques to assist them in executing the legal aspects of their job

Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the complacency cycle and its effect on code enforcement and administration.

  • Apply key legal concepts.

  • Identify and trace the source of the code official’s legal authority.

  • Describe how laws originate and the building code official’s involvement in the court system.

  • Identify the responsible parties for purposes of issuing permits and notices of violation.

  • Gather evidence that substantiates a code violation.

  • Conduct inspections in a manner that complies with the Fourth Amendment.

  • Reduce exposure to liability lawsuits.

  • Explain the court process and the code official’s role in court proceedings.

  • Prepare oneself properly as a witness.

Outline of Day 1 Seminar

  1. Legal Concepts
  2. Responsible party
  3. Property law concepts
  4. Gathering evidence
  5. Foreclosure
  6. Right of Entry
  7. Liability
  8. Testifying Effectively/Going to Court
  9. Summary – Q&A


DAY 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION: In addition to reviewing key concepts necessary for legal aspects of building code administration, Participants will be provided more in-depth material for effective code administration and enforcement of the legal aspects of the code for the code official. The following topics will be covered during the seminar: powers and duties of the building code official, permits, inspections, certificates of occupancy, unsafe structures, overcrowding, hoarding, rental inspections, administrative search warrants, using zoning ordinances to obtain compliance and effective techniques for enforcement, and using internet databases for corporate, LLC and real estate records.

Goal: Participants will be able to apply effective building code administration and enforcement techniques to assist them in executing the legal aspects of their job.

Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the source and legal basis for their duties and powers.

  • Gather information that will enable the building official or inspector to identify the proper legal entity so that the correct person or company is given permits, stop work orders, certificates of occupancy, notices of violation and complaints.

  • Effectively enforce provisions of the model codes.

  • Avoid common mistakes made by building officials and reduce civil liability.

  • Apply the legal principles of the model codes to actual field situations.

  • Conduct constitutionally valid inspections.

  • Identify multiple ways to deal with unsafe structures

  • Understand the complexity of hoarding cases

  • Use zoning ordinances in enforcing building code problems

  • Be able to choose the right venue for enforcement

Outline of Day 2 Seminar

  1. Legal Basis for the Building Official's Duties and Responsibilities
  2. Review of Responsible Party Issues and Using the Internet for Research
  3. Permit and Plan review issues
  4. Unsafe Structures and Equipment
  5. Review of Right of Entry and Administrative Search Warrants
  6. Hoarding
  7. Using Zoning as an Enforcement Tool
  8. Overcrowding
  9. Administrative hearings v. court proceedings

Who should attend: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)

Where / When:

Maryland Heights City Hall 11911 Dorsett Rd. Maryland Heights, Mo. 63043

Sign-in / Breakfast: 8:30 am

Seminar: 9 am-4 pm

Registration:

Seminar Fee single day: MABOI Members: $80

Seminar Fee both days: MABOI Members: $140

Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch

Pre-registration is required

Seating limited to 60 people

Information:

PAYMENTS: 12685 Dorsett Rd #308, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Maryland Heights Community Center

2344 McKelvey Road

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved