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CHAPTER 27
MINIMUM PROPERTY STANDARDS
ARTICLE I.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Sec. 27-1.   Legislative findings of fact.
Sec. 27-2.   Purpose of chapter.
Sec. 27-3.   Definitions.
Sec. 27-3.1.   Code enforcement official.
ARTICLE II.
ADMINISTRATION.
Sec. 27-4.   Violations; penalty.
Sec. 27-5.   Inspection.
Sec. 27-5.1.   Donation of noncomplying property to a nonprofit corporation.
Sec. 27-5.2.   Retaliation against tenants prohibited.
Sec. 27-6.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-7.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-8.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-9.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-10.   Reserved.
ARTICLE III.
MINIMUM STANDARDS.
Sec. 27-11.   Minimum property standards; responsibilities of owner.
Sec. 27-12.   Responsibilities of occupant.
ARTICLE IV.
VACATION, REDUCTION OF OCCUPANCY LOAD, AND SECURING OF STRUCTURES AND RELOCATION OF OCCUPANTS.
Sec. 27-13.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-14.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-14.1.   Treatment for insects and rodents.
Sec. 27-14.2.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-14.3.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-15.   Occupancy limits.
Sec. 27-15.1.   Placarding of a structure by the director.
Sec. 27-16.   Securing of a structure by the director.
Sec. 27-16.1.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-16.2.   Reserved.
ARTICLE IV-a.
MUNICIPAL COURT JURISDICTION OVER URBAN NUISANCES.
Sec. 27-16.3.   Municipal court jurisdiction, powers, and duties relating to urban nuisances.
Sec. 27-16.4.   Initiation of proceeding; petition requirements.
Sec. 27-16.5.   Notice of hearing before the municipal court.
Sec. 27-16.6.   Request for continuance of hearing.
Sec. 27-16.7.   Hearing procedures before the municipal court; court orders.
Sec. 27-16.8.   Noncompliance with court orders; civil penalties; liens.
Sec. 27-16.9.   Modification of court orders.
Sec. 27-16.10.   Appeal of court orders.
Sec. 27-16.11.   Miscellaneous notice provisions.
ARTICLE IV-b.
ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION PROCEDURE FOR PREMISES, PROPERTY, AND CERTAIN OTHER VIOLATIONS.
Sec. 27-16.12.   Alternative administrative adjudication procedure.
Sec. 27-16.13.   Administrative citation.
Sec. 27-16.14.   Service of an administrative citation.
Sec. 27-16.15.   Answering an administrative citation.
Sec. 27-16.16.   Failure to appear at an administrative hearing.
Sec. 27-16.17.   Hearing officers; qualifications, powers, duties, and functions.
Sec. 27-16.18.   Hearing for disposition of an administrative citation; citation as rebuttable proof of offense.
Sec. 27-16.19.   Financial inability to comply with an administrative order, pay for transcription of a record, or post an appeal bond.
Sec. 27-16.20.   Appeal to municipal court.
Sec. 27-16.21.   Disposition of administrative penalties, fees, and court costs.
Sec. 27-16.22.   Dallas Tomorrow Fund.
Sec. 27-16.23.   Administration of the Dallas Tomorrow Fund.
ARTICLE V.
RESERVED.
Secs. 27-17 thru 27-23.   Reserved.
ARTICLE VI.
MASTER METERED UTILITIES.
Sec. 27-24.   Definitions.
Sec. 27-25.   Records of ownership and management maintained by utility companies.
Sec. 27-26.   Notice to tenants.
Sec. 27-27.   Notice of utility interruption.
Sec. 27-28.   Nonpayment of utility bills - Essential utility service.
ARTICLE VII.
REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION OF RENTAL PROPERTIES AND CONDOMINIUMS.
Sec. 27-29.   Authority of director.
Sec. 27-30.   Registration and posting requirements; defenses.
Sec. 27-31.   Registration; fees; renewal.
Sec. 27-32.   Registration application.
Sec. 27-33.   Review and acceptance of registration application.
Secs. 27-34 thru 27-37.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-38.   Registrant’s records.
Sec. 27-39.   Required emergency response.
Sec. 27-40.   Failure to pay ad valorem taxes.
Sec. 27-41.   Reserved.
Sec. 27-42.   Property inspections; inspection and reinspection fees.
Sec. 27-42.1.   Revocation of certificate of occupancy.
Sec. 27-43.   Crime prevention addendum required.
Sec. 27-44.   Attendance at crime watch safety meetings.
Sec. 27-44.1.   Presumptions.
ARTICLE VIII.
HABITUAL CRIMINAL PROPERTIES.
Sec. 27-45.   Purpose.
Sec. 27-46.   Definitions.
Sec. 27-47.   Authority of the chief of police.
Sec. 27-48.   Presumptions.
Sec. 27-49.   Accord meeting.
Sec. 27-50.   Annual review.
Sec. 27-51.   Appeal from chief of police's determination.
Sec. 27-52.   Placarding; inspections.
Sec. 27-53.   Fees.
Sec. 27-54.   Delivery of notices.
Secs. 27-55 thru 27-58.   Reserved.
ARTICLE IX.
RESERVED.
Secs. 27-59 thru 27-72.   Reserved.