The owner of premises shall maintain the structures and exterior property in compliance with these requirements, except as otherwise provided for in this code.  A person shall not occupy as owner-occupant or permit another person to occupy premises which are not in a sanitary and safe condition and which do not comply with the requirements of this chapter.  Occupants of a dwelling unit, rooming unit or housekeeping unit are responsible for keeping in a clean, sanitary and safe condition that part of the dwelling unit, rooming unit, housekeeping unit or premises which they occupy and control.
(Ord. 2007-16, passed 7-16-07)