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(a) Minimum Standards. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards of life, limb, health, property, and environment and for the safety and welfare of the consumer, the general public, and the owners and occupants of residential buildings or dwellings regulated by this code. It is also intended to establish minimum standards necessary to make all existing dwelling structures safe, sanitary, free from fire and health hazards, fit for human habitation and beneficial to the public welfare; to establish minimum standards governing the maintenance of dwelling structures in such condition as will not constitute a blighting or deteriorating influence on the neighborhood and the community; to fix responsibilities for owners and occupants of dwelling structures with respect to sanitation, repair and maintenance; to establish additional standards for multiple dwellings; to authorize the inspection of dwelling structures; to establish enforcement procedures; to authorize the vacation or condemnation of dwelling structures unsafe for human habitation and to fix penalties for violations.
(Ord. 7215-00. Passed 3-6-00.)