What is believed to be the largest residential haunted house attraction in Wisconsin is in jeopardy of closing its doors due to a permit issue.

CBS 58 is reporting the owners of Novak Manor in West Allis have been asked by the city to shutdown due to a "violation of a code from the city."

What Makes Novak Manor A Popular Halloween Attraction?

Patty and Adam Novak have opened their home to visitors to experience their Halloween display for more than 11 years. The attraction spans more than 7,000 square feet of their property.

"The walk-through, which encompasses both indoor and outdoor spaces, has animatronics, flesh-rotting scent diffusers, fog machines, air canons and volunteer actors dressed up and ready to scary," Novak Manor explains on its website.

According to HauntedWisconsin.com, Novak Manor started as a few Halloween decorations. The display continued to grow every year as it eventually became a full-blown haunted house.

Novak Manor is open during weekends in October. CBS 58 says more than 9,000 people toured to property last year.

The Novaks only ask for a minimum donation of $1 to enter the attraction. The admission is donated to local charities.

Why Novak Manor Is Being Asked To Shut Down

Patty Novak made the announcement about annual attraction shutting down in a Facebook video earlier this week.

"We are not happy about this," she says while fighting back tears in the video. "It's not what we want, but unfortunately the city just won't let us go forward after this year.

According to the CBS 58 report, the city received a complaint "that said visitors were being allowed to enter the property and structure."

While the Novaks do have a special event permit, CBS 58 says it does not allow "visitors to enter the property or enter structures on the property due to residential zoning code."

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