Development Services Department
May 26, 2006
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
Location: Location of the Noticed URM Building
Assessor Parcel Number
City, State, Zip Code
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED OF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATION OF THE SAN
DIEGO MUNICIPAL CODE [SDMC], CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 5, DIVISION 4,
BUILDING REGULATIONS FOR ARCHAIC MATERIALS AND METHODS OF
CONSTRUCTION, ALSO KNOWN AS UNREINFORCED MASONRY [URM]
ORDINANCE, IN REFERENCE TO URM BUILDING SHOWN ON THIS NOTICE.
Adopted by City Council on November 9, 1992, the "Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing
Buildings" ordinance established a program for mitigation of seismic hazards associated with
buildings containing unreinforced masonry bearing walls. The ordinance requires some
mandatory strengthening of all unreinforced masonry [URM] buildings. [SDMC, Secs.
145.0406, 145.0410]. It also contains trigger mechanisms which may lead to partial or complete
seismic retrofit of the building. [SDMC, Secs. 145.0407, 145.0408, 145.0411].
On September 11, 2000, the property owner of record at that time was sent a “Date of Service
Notification” that established January 1, 2001 as the date of service from which the property
owner had five years to comply with the mandatory seismic strengthening provisions of
Unreinforced Masonry Ordinance of the City of San Diego.
On August 5, 2005, a letter was mailed to the property owner as a reminder that the compliance
date was January 1, 2006. This letter also advised them of the program in place for expedited
plan review, permit issuance and inspection of seismic retrofit projects.
On November 1, 2005, a second and final notice was mailed to the property owner to remind
them of the January 1, 2006 compliance date. This letter also stated the consequences for failure
Notice of Violation — URM Building
May 26, 2006
to comply with the mandatory seismic strengthening provisions of the Unreinforced Mason