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Within the scope of this Housing Code as hereinafter defined, the purpose of this Code is to establish minimum standards necessary to make all dwelling structures safe, sanitary, free from fire and health hazards and fit for human habitation and beneficial to the public welfare; establish minimum standards governing maintenance of dwelling structures in safe and sanitary condition; fix responsibilities for owners and occupants of dwelling structures with respect to sanitation, repair and maintenance; establish additional standards for rented or leased dwellings and rooming occupancies; authorize the inspection of dwelling structures; establish enforcement procedures; authorize the vacation or condemnation of dwelling structures unsafe or unfit for human habitation; and fix penalties for violations.
(Ord. No. 2409-59. Passed 4-4-60, eff. 4-6-60)