For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ACCESSORY STRUCTURE. A structure the use of which is incidental to that of the main building and which is attached thereto or located on the same premises.
   ALTERATION. Any change, addition or modification in construction or occupancy.
   APPOINTING AUTHORITY. The Hollywood City Commission.
   APPROVED. Approved by the head of the enforcing agency.
   ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES. Ornamentation or decorative features attached to or protruding from an exterior wall, such as but not limited to cornices, sills, lintels, bay windows, chimneys, and decorative ornamentation.
   BASEMENT. A portion of a building located partly underground but having less than half of its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average finished grade of the ground adjoining the building.
   BLIGHTING INFLUENCE. Any property which physical condition is substantially deteriorated and has conditions which endanger life or property by fire, or substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of a county or municipality and is a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare in its present condition and/or use.
   BRUSH. Any accumulation of the following, but not limited to: grass clippings, hedge and tree trimmings, palm fronds, leaf rakings, and other such debris resulting from the maintenance of lawns and yards.
   BUILDING. A combination of materials to form a construction adapted to permanent or continuous occupancy for use for public, institutional, residential, business, industrial or storage purposes.
   CELLAR. A portion of a building located partly or wholly underground and having half or more than half of its clear floor to ceiling height below the average finish of the grade adjoining the building. Its ceiling shall not be more than six feet above such grade.
   COOKING EQUIPMENT. Any device used for food preparation, specifically to cook, heat, or defrost food. Such devices may include, but should not be limited to, a wet-bar sink, a microwave, or a toaster.
   DEFICIENCY. A condition of deterioration that is not in violation of this code; however, such condition can be expected to become a violation within a short period of time.
   DETERIORATION. The condition or appearance of a building, or parts thereof, characterized by holes, breaks, rot, crumbling, cracking, peeling, rusting or other evidence of physical decay, neglect or lack of maintenance.
   DILAPIDATED. A condition of structural disrepair or deterioration to the extent requiring rehabilitation, reconstruction or demolition.
   DIRECTOR. The head of the Code Enforcement Unit, or his/her authorized agent charged with enforcing code regulations.
   DORMITORY. An accessory use located in a building which provides sleeping accommodations for students enrolled in a religious, educational, or business program who occupy rooms on a contractual basis generally for a period of time corresponding to the length of the program.
   DWELLING UNIT. Any habitable area located within a dwelling, with facilities used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
   DWELLING. Any building which is wholly or partly used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating, providing that temporary housing as hereinafter defined shall not be regarded as a dwelling.
   DWELLING MULTIPLE FAMILY. A dwelling occupied by three or more families; a dwelling comprised of three or more dwelling units.
   DWELLING SINGLE FAMILY. A dwelling occupied by not more than one family; a dwelling comprised of only one dwelling unit.
   DWELLING TWO FAMILY. A dwelling occupied by not more than two families; a dwelling comprised of two dwelling units.
   ELECTRICAL. All work, materials and/or system of electrical wiring for use of light, heat or power, and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith, inside of or attached to any building or structure, lot or premises.
   ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. The Office of Code Enforcement of the city, with technical assistance being provided by the Building Division and the Bureau of Fire Prevention as requested.
   ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Any employee of the enforcing agency therein charged with the responsibility of making inspections of buildings and structures and issuing notices when necessary. The term shall be synonymous with “Code Inspector.”
   EXTERMINATION. The control of insects, rodents, vermin and/or other pests by destroying their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible those materials that may serve as their food; by poisoning, spraying, fumigating and trapping; or by any other recognized and legal means.
   FAMILY. One person, or group of two or more persons living together and interrelated by bonds of consanguinity, marriage, or legal adoption, occupying the whole or part of a dwelling as a separate housekeeping unit with a single set of culinary facilities. The persons thus constituting a family may also include gratuitous guests and domestic servants.
   FIRE HAZARD. Anything or any act which violates the prevailing fire codes of the city.
   GARBAGE. Includes all kitchen and table refuse, all general combustible waste, such as paper and rags, paperboard boxes and every accumulation of animal and vegetable matter that attends the preparation, decay, dealing or storage of food such as meats, fish, game, fruits and vegetables.
   GOOD STATE OF REPAIR. That a dwelling unit is safe and habitable for its ordinary and intended use, and that the materials used in any structure or fixture are sound and stable and performing the function for which intended.
   HABITABLE AREA. A room or enclosed floor space used or intended to be used for living or sleeping purposes, excluding kitchens, bathrooms, shower rooms, water closet compartments, laundries, pantries, foyers, connecting corridors, closets and storage space.
   HARD JUNK. The term hard junk shall include but shall not be limited to discarded appliances or parts thereof, furniture, metals, and similar items.
   HARDSHIP. A bona fide burden placed on an aggrieved party as the result of the proposed adoption of this chapter.
   HEAD OF ENFORCING AGENCY. Shall be synonymous with the term “Director” as previously defined.
   HOTEL ROOM OR UNIT. A room, or group of rooms, with ingress or egress, intended for rental to transients on a day-to-day, week-to-week, or month-to-month basis; but not intended for use or used as a permanent dwelling and without cooking facilities. The definition includes a sleeping room within a hotel and a living or sleeping room within a dwelling, having a separate entrance from outside the dwelling other than the principal entrance of dwelling. For the purpose of this chapter, motel units and dormitory-type sleeping accommodations shall be included in this category.
   HOTEL. A building, or part thereof, in which sleeping accommodations are offered to the public, primarily on a short-term or transient basis, with no cooking facilities for use by the occupants, in which there may be a public dining room for the convenience of the guests, and access to the sleeping rooms is through an inside lobby or office.
   INFESTATION. The presence of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests.
   INSPECTING OFFICER. Shall be synonymous with the term “Enforcement Officer” as previously defined.
   NUISANCE. Everything that endangers life or health, gives offense to the senses, or obstructs reasonable use of any property or any nuisance prohibited by general, special or local laws.
   OCCUPANT. Any person living, sleeping, cooking, eating in or having actual possession of a dwelling, dwelling unit, hotel unit or rooming unit.
   OPERATOR. Any person who has charge, care or control of a building or structure, or part thereof, which is subject to this code.
   OWNER. Any person who, alone or jointly has legal, equitable or beneficial title to any building or structure, or part thereof, which is subject to this code.
   PERSON. Includes any individual, firm, corporation, association or partnership.
   PLUMBING.  Includes all the following supplied facilities and equipment: Gas pipes, gas-burning equipment, water pipes, garbage disposal units, waste pipes, water closets, sinks, installed dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs, shower baths, installed clothes-washing machine, catch basins, drains, vents and any other similar supplied fixtures, together with all connections to water, sewer or gas lines, and water pipes and lines utilized in connection with air conditioning equipment.
   ROOMING HOUSE. Any dwelling, or part of any dwelling, containing one or more rooming units in which space is let by the owner or operator for living and sleeping but not for cooking and eating on a temporary or permanent basis to three or more persons who are not husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, sister or brother of the owner or operator. For the purpose of this chapter, boarding houses are included in this category.
   ROOMING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms, forming a single habitable unit, used or intended to be used for living and sleeping but not for cooking or eating purposes.
   RUBBISH. Any accumulation of useless material other than garbage, brush material, or unacceptable waste.
   STRUCTURALLY SOUND. Free of imperfections which affect the intended use of the structure so as not to endanger the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants or neighbors.
   STRUCTURE. A combination of materials, whether fixed or portable, forming a construction, including all buildings or dwellings.
   SUPPLIED. Shall mean paid for, furnished or provided by or under control of the owner or operator.
   TEMPORARY HOUSING. Any tent, trailer or other structure approved by the City Manager or his designee, to be used for human shelter for emergency purposes, which is designed to be transportable and which is not attached to the ground, to another structure, or to any utilities system on the same premises for more than 30 consecutive days.
('72 Code, § 15-2) (Ord. O-81-78, passed 11-4-81; Am. Ord. O-83-2, passed 2-2-83; Am. Ord. O-96-07, passed 2-28-96; Am. Ord. O-96-22, passed 7-3-96; Am. Ord. O-2000-32, passed 9-20-00; Am. Ord. O-2005-02, passed 3-2-05; Am. Ord. O-2011-32, passed 12-7-11)