As a homeowner, there could come a time when you receive a notice from a code enforcement inspector that some aspect of your home does not meet the local building code. Ignoring a code violation could be an expensive mistake. You could face financial fines or legal ramifications.
Code violations often involve electrical, plumbing or structural issue that could pose some sort of hazard.
Correcting a code violation often requires specific trade skills, so it’s important to find a contractor who specializes in addressing code violations that pertain to your issue. By addressing those issues, you’ll not only make your home compliant to local regulations, should you choose to sell it, you’ll also make it safer and reduce your risk of significant financial loss.
Any new renovation work must meet current code at the time it is performed. Sometimes, renovations lead to the entire house needing to be brought up to code. If something is code when you put it in and then code changes, you don't have to bring it up to code, though it might still be a good idea to from a safety standpoint.
For the Lubbock Code Enforcement website, click here