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Unless the context requires other interpretations, the following words and terms are defined for purposes of this code as follows:
(a) “City” means City of Chicago;
(b) “State” means State of Illinois;
(c) “County” means County of Cook;
(d) “City council” means the city council of the City of Chicago;
(e) “Person” means any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, corporation or other legal entity, in his or its own capacity or as administrator, conservator, guardian, executor, trustee, receiver or other representative appointed by the court. Whenever the word “person” is used in any section of this code prescribing a penalty, fine, or cost recovery action as applied to partnerships, associations or joint ventures, the word shall include the members thereof, and as applied to corporations shall include the officers, agents or employees thereof who intentionally, recklessly or negligently cause or allow any violation of the section;
(f) “Public way” means any sidewalk, street, alley, highway or other public thoroughfare;
(h) “Building code” or “building provisions of this Code” means: Titles 13 (excepting Chapter 13-72), 14A, 14B, 14C, 14E, 14F, 14G, 14M, 14N, 14P, 14R, 14X and 18 (excepting Chapter 18-14); Chapters 2-22, 7-4, 7-28; Article III of Chapter 11-4; Article I of Chapter 11-16; Chapter 11-18; Chapters 15-8, 15-12 and 15-16, Section 8-4-090; and all other provisions of this Code establishing or relating to construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, fire prevention, sanitation, zoning, or other health and safety standards relating to structures, except to the extent authority for enforcement and administration is conferred exclusively on a department or agency other than the department of buildings or on an officer other than the building commissioner and except as specifically provided in Titles 14A, 14B, 14C, 14E, 14F, 14G, 14M, 14N, 14P, 14R, and 14X;
(h-1) “Conveyance Device Code” or “conveyance device regulations of this Code” means Title 14C;
(k) “Chief financial officer” means the chief financial officer of the City appointed by the mayor or, if there is no such officer then holding that office, the city comptroller.
(l) "Rule" means the whole or part of any statement, communication, standard, procedure or requirement of general applicability, having the force of law, issued by a department or department head pursuant to authority delegated by law to such department or department head that (1) implements or applies law or policy, or (2) prescribes the procedural requirements of a department including an amendment, modification, suspension or repeal of any such statement, communication, standard, procedure or requirement. The term "rule" encompasses any and all references to "rules and regulations" set forth in this Code.
(Added Coun. J. 6-27-90, p. 17764; Amend Coun. J. 10-2-95, p. 8019; Amend Coun. J. 3-28-01, p. 55444, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 2.1; Amend Coun. J. 7-21-04, p. 28443, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-13-10, p. 83085, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-10, p. 95086, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-8-12, p. 38872, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-12, p. 44485, § 9; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-15, p. 11951, Art. X, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-6-17, p. 55278, Art. II, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-28-18, p. 74459, Art. II, § 1 & Art. V, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029, Art. II, § 1)