A violation is an official notice that a property is not in compliance with the Idaho Fire Code and/or Department Rules. Some infractions are minor, while others can create dangerous situations resulting in immediate action by the Fire Department or even the issuance of a criminal summons. Violations can be found during a BFD inspection or based on complaints to the City. The following types of violations are issued/ordered: Notice of Violation, Violation Order, Criminal Summonses and a Vacate Order.

To remove a violation from record, the unsafe condition must be corrected within 30 days from the day the violation originally was issued.