Fair warning

Fair warning

July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

A man who moved a trailer onto a property while he waited for a permit to build a house on it complained that the municipality had removed the trailer without notice.

A man who moved a trailer onto a property while he waited for a permit to build a house on it complained that the municipality had removed the trailer without notice. Our inquiries determined that the municipality had warned him to move the trailer several times before he obtained his building permit, and even obtained a court order to remove it. When his building permit was subsequently revoked, the municipality removed the trailer and other personal items from the property. We shared best practices with municipal officials to improve their communications with property owners in such situations, and they agreed to provide the man with a list of the items seized, as he requested.