(1) When a building is found that is not in compliance with fire safety rules promulgated
by the department of justice, the person making the inspection or the department shall
serve a written notice upon the party whose duty it is to maintain the safety of the
(2) The notice must specify the time within which the defective conditions must be
(3) The notice is served if delivered to the person to be notified, if left with any
adult person at the usual residence or place of business of the person to be notified,
or if deposited in the post office directed to the last-known address of the person
to be notified. Whenever buildings are managed and controlled by a board of trustees, board of commissioners,
or other governing body, the notice is served if delivered to the president, secretary,
or treasurer of the board of trustees, board of commissioners, or other governing
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