For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDONED STRUCTURE.  Deserted or vacant structure where any of the following conditions exist:
      (1)   Is open to casual entry or trespass;
      (2)   Is damaged by fire, flood, weather, or vandalism to an extent which prohibits safe human occupancy;
      (3)   Is the site of loitering or vagrancy; or
      (4)   Has utilities disconnected or not is use.
   ACCESSORY STRUCTURE OR BUILDING. Structure or building that is located on the same parcel of property as the principal structure and the use of which is incidental and subordinate to the use of the principal structure. Accessory structures should constitute a minimal investment, may not be used for human habitation, and be designed to have minimal impact on adjoining properties. Examples of accessory structures are detached garages, carports, storage, sheds, pole barns, hay sheds, and lean-tos.
   ACCESSORY USE. A secondary use on a property that is incidental and subordinate to a primary use located on the same property and does not alter or change the character of the premises.
   APPROVED. Approved by the Building Commissioner under the provisions of this chapter, or approved by another authority designated by law to give approval in the matter in question.
   BUILDING. Any structure designed, built, and used for the shelter, protection, or enclosure of persons or property that is permanently affixed to land. This term shall include manufactured and modular homes but shall not include recreational vehicles. A building is also a structure.
   BUILDING CODE. The Rules adopted by the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission at 675 IAC 13, as amended, for the regulation of construction, alteration, and addition of Class 1 buildings and structures.
   BUILDING COMMISSIONER. The official designated by the Mayor to enforce building, zoning, or similar laws and this chapter, or his duly appointed representative.
   CODE OF RECORD. The state adopted codes, standards, and rules regulating Class I and Class II structures at their time of construction.
   DETERIORATION. To weaken, disintegrate, corrode, rust or decay and lose effectiveness.
   DWELLING UNIT. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitary purposes. This term shall encompass manufactured and modular homes but shall not include recreational vehicles.
   EXTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS. The open space on the premises and on adjoining property under the control of owners or operators of such premises.
   EXTERMINATION. The control and elimination of insects, rodents or other vermin by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food; by poison spraying, fumigating, trapping; or by any other approved vermin elimination methods.
   GARBAGE. Rejected food wastes including every waste, accumulation of animal, fruit or vegetable matter used or intended for food or used in the preparation, use, cooking, sale, or storage of meat, fish, fowl, vegetable, or fruits.
   INFESTATION. The presence, within or contiguous to a structure or premises, of insects, rats, vermin, or other pests.
   LET FOR OCCUPANCY or LET. To permit, provide, or offer possession or occupancy of a dwelling, dwelling units, building, premises, or structure by a person who is not the legal owner of record thereof, pursuant to a written or unwritten lease, agreement or license, or pursuant to a recorded or unrecorded agreement of contract for the sale of land.
   OCCUPANCY. The purpose for which a building or portion thereof is utilized or occupied.
   OCCUPANT. Any individual living or sleeping in a building or having possession of a space within a building.
   OPEN CRACKS. A hole which permits entry of insects, rodents, vermin, and other pests.
   OPERATOR. Any person who has charge, care or control of a structure or premises which are let or offered for occupancy or use.
   OWNER. Any person, firm, association, syndicate, partnership, corporation or any other legal entity having a legal title to or sufficient proprietary interest in the land under these regulations.
   PERSON. An individual, firm, association, company, corporation, organization, partnership, trust, legal representative, trustee, receiver, or any other group acting as a unit.
   PLUMBING FIXTURES.  A receptacle or device that is permanently or temporarily connected to the water distribution system of the premises and demands a supply of water therefrom; or discharges waste water, liquid borne waste materials, or sewage directly or indirectly to the drainage system of the premises; or that requires both a water supply connection and a discharge to the drainage system on the premises.
   PREMISES. A lot, plot or parcel of land, easement or public way, including any structures therein.
   PUBLIC WAY. Any street, alley or similar parcel of land essentially unobstructed from the ground to the sky, which is deeded, dedicated or otherwise permanently appropriated to the public for public use.
   RESIDENTIAL CODE. The Rules adopted by the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission at 675 IAC 14, as amended, for the regulation of construction, alteration, and addition of Class 2 buildings and structures.
   RUBBISH. Useless waste or rejected matter like ashes, cans, metal-ware, broken glass, crockery, foul and filthy substances, dirt, sweepings, boxes, wood, grass, weeds, and waste materials of any kind.
   STRUCTURE. An assembly of materials forming a construction for occupancy or use, including among others, buildings, garages, tents, reviewing stands, platforms, stagings, observation towers, radio towers, water tanks, trestles, open sheds, coal bins, shelters, fences and display signs.
   SUPPLIED. Installed, furnished or provided by the owner or operator.
   TENANT. A person, corporation, partnership or group, whether or not the legal owner on record, occupying a building or portion thereof as a unit.
   TOILET ROOM. A room containing water closet, urinal, and/or lavatory but not a bathtub or shower.
   VENTILATION. The natural or mechanical process of supplying conditioned or unconditioned air to, or removing such air from, any space.
   VENTILATION, MECHANICAL. The process of supplying and removing air by power-driven devices.
   VENTILATION, NATURAL. The process of supplying and removing air by opening to outer air through windows, sky lights, door, louvers or stacks without power driven devices.
(Ord. 120114B, passed 12-1-14; Am. Ord. 031615, passed 3-16-15)