(A)   The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, safety, morals, and welfare by establishing minimum standards governing the maintenance, appearance, condition and occupancy of residential and nonresidential premises; to establish minimum standards governing structures and other physical components and conditions essential to make structures fit for human habitation, occupancy and use; to identify certain responsibilities and duties of owners, occupants and operators; to authorize and establish enforcement and abatement procedures; to set penalties for violations of this code; and to provide for the repair, demolition or vacation of premises unfit for human habitation, occupancy or use.
   (B)   This article, adopted under the authority of A.R.S. § 9-240(B)(21), § 9-276(16) and (19) and § 9-499, shall apply to all buildings, structures and lands within the city without regard to the use, date of construction, improvement or alteration.
   (C)   Conflict of ordinances.
      (1)   In any case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any city zoning, building, fire, safety or health ordinance or code existing on the effective date of this chapter, the provision of the city zoning, building, fire, safety or health ordinance or code shall prevail.
      (2)   Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to repeal, abrogate, annul, or in any way impair or interfere with existing provisions of other laws or ordinances, except those specifically repealed by this chapter.
(Ord. 1255, passed 1-3-2006; Am. Ord. 1467, passed 12-4-2018)