For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall be interpreted as follows:
   (A)   The word PERSON includes an individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company, corporation, or any other legal entity.
   (B)   The masculine includes the feminine.
   (C)   The present tense includes the past and future tense; the singular number includes the plural.
   (D)   The word SHALL is a mandatory requirement; the word MAY is a permissive requirement; and the word SHOULD is a preferred requirement.
   (E)   The words USED or OCCUPIED include the words "intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied."
   (F)   The words RESIDENTIAL and NON-RESIDENTIAL refer to the terms Class 1 and Class 2 structures used in the Rules of the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission.
   (G)   Whenever the words MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING, RESIDENCE BUILDING, DWELLING UNIT or PREMISES are used in this chapter, they shall be construed as though they were followed by the words "or any part thereof."
(Ord. 120114B, passed 12-1-14)