Klosowski - April 21, 2023


From: Jak Klosowski <jakk0126@gmail.com>

Sent: Friday, April 21, 2023 1:32 PM

To: Lamontagne, Danica <Danica.Lamontagne@Biddefordmaine.org>

Subject: Code Violations


     Hello Danica, my names is Jak Klosowski and I was looking to obtain a list of all the open code violations within the city of Biddeford over the last three(3) months. It is to my best understanding that you are the person to contact for this sort of request. Please feel free to call me anytime at (978)882-3738 or email me at jakk0126@gmail.com. Thank you Danica, hope to speak to you soon and have a great day.


From: Lamontagne, Danica 
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2023 10:02 AM
To: 'Jak Klosowski' <jakk0126@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: Code Violations

Good morning Jak,

Thank you for reaching out with your Freedom of Access Act request.

I have spoken to the Code Enforcement Department about the information you are looking for. Our staff does not keep a spreadsheet or other central record of open code violations. Each violation is placed into the file for the respective property. In order to track down all open code violations over the last three months, staff would have to go through files for every property in Biddeford. This would take several full days of staff time, which would lead to several hundreds of dollars of fees that you would be charged.

Are there specific properties that you are seeking information about? If there are certain addresses that you are trying to pinpoint information about, we can easily look into the files for those properties to determine if we have any records of recent code violations.



Danica Lamontagne

City of Biddeford

Asst. to the City Manager