BONHAM, Texas — After extensive renovations and a rededication ceremony in 2022, state inspectors say the historic Fannin County Courthouse is an imminent danger.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation said the condition of the courthouse does not meet state requirements.

"We do indeed have something out of code," said County Auditor Alicia Whipple. "Now the county judge is working with the contractors that are responsible to get these issues resolved."

The courthouse was constructed in 1888. A $30 million restoration project was dedicated in 2022 after a new clock tower was added to the landmark.

Whipple said the code violations are electrical, and an investigation is still ongoing.

State inspectors offered two solutions: Either staff can vacate the building, or they can maintain a fire watch while the building is still occupied.

A fire watch has been implemented until there is a resolution.

In a statement, a county official said public safety is their primary concern.