In the last year I have noticed more homes in the City of Warren that are 'tagged'. All of them have been vacant, whether by foreclosure or the owners simply moving before selling. It appears that when the city inspectors see that they are vacant that they tag them for re-inspection before wanting someone to move in to them.
It has gotten so prevalent that I tell my Warren buyers to expect this to happen and be prepared to have an inspection by the city prior to moving in to their home.
Go in person and ask for the documentation. You would be surprised at how easy it is for one department to misplace paperwork only to have it be found in another department.
Invest the $200 in an attorney and notify the city that all correspondence will be through him/her.
How can they inspect for violations if they don't know what they are?
Before allowing them in, it would be advisable to contact an attorney.