Code enforcement officers strive to assist the property owner to obtain compliance. If permits are not obtained, a "Notice of Pendency of Administrative Proceeding" will be recorded against the title of the property. This recorded document serves to notify the public of the violation and may prevent you from selling the property or obtaining refinancing or title insurance on the property. In addition, your case may then be referred to The City Attorney’s Office to be pursued in Superior Court. This could result in a judgment against you, and increased costs and penalties.