1357.01  GENERAL.
   (a)    Scope.  The provisions of this Chapter govern the minimum requirements, conditions, and responsibilities of owners for maintenance of buildings, dwelling, structures, premises, equipment and fixtures, both interior and exterior.
   (b)    Responsibility. The owner of the building, dwelling, structure and/or premises shall be held responsible for the maintenance the structures and the exterior property in compliance with these requirements, except as otherwise provided for in this Code.  No person shall not occupy a building, dwelling or structure as owner-occupant, or permit another person to occupy, premises which are not in a sanitary and safe condition and which do not comply with the requirements of this Chapter.  Any agreement between the owner and the occupant of a building, dwelling or structure, whether written or oral, whereby the occupant is responsible for keeping the building, dwelling, structure, or any part thereof, in a clean, sanitary and safe condition shall be enforced by the owner and not the City.
   (c)    Vacant Structures and Land.All vacant buildings, dwellings, structures, premises and/or vacant land shall be maintained in a clean, safe, secure and sanitary condition as provided herein so as not to cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health, safety or welfare. 
(Ord. 04-36.  Passed 1-18-05.)