There are two steps in resolving a violation; addressing the situation that caused the violation and remedying it, and then filing the necessary paperwork to get the violation dismissed. If both steps are not completed, the violation will remain open. Violations are primarily issued to the building address, and run with the land, so a new owner is not exempt fro violations that pre-date their ownership.
Annual inspection violations, regulate violations, hazardous violations, vacates and Stop Work Orders are but a few types of violations that the Department of Building issues, and that Code is able to work with the owner to resolve. Most violations carry fines, many of them hefty and accruing interest for not addressing. Code can assist in reducing some of these fines and getting construction back on track.