§ 151.036 DEFINITION.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DANGEROUS BUILDING. Any building or structure which has any or all of the following conditions or defects; provided that, such conditions or defects exist to the extent that the life, health, property or safety of the public or its occupants are endangered whenever:
      (1)   Any portion or member or appurtenance thereof is likely to fail or to become detached or dislodged or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property;
      (2)   Any portion thereof has wracked, warped, buckled or settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to winds or earthquakes than is required in the case of similar new construction;
      (3)   The building or structure or any portion thereof, because of dilapidation, deterioration or decay; faulty construction; the removal, movement or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting such building or portion thereof; the deterioration, decay or inadequacy of its foundations beyond repair; or any other cause, is likely to partially or completely collapse;
      (4)   For any reason, the building or structure or any portion thereof is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is being used;
      (5)   The exterior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean or buckle more than two degrees or to an extent that upon inspection it is determined that the exterior walls or other vertical structural members are beyond repair or create an unsafe condition;
      (6)   The building or structure or any portion thereof has been so damaged by fire, wind, earthquake, flood or any other cause, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated as to become an attractive nuisance; to become a harbor for vagrants, criminals or immoral persons; to enable persons to resort thereto for the purpose of committing unlawful or immoral acts; or to create a haven for rodents, snakes and/or other vermin;
      (7)   A building or structure or portion thereof, used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, inadequate light, air or sanitation facilities or otherwise is determined by the health officer to be unsanitary, unfit for human habitation or in such a condition that it is likely to cause sickness or disease;
      (8)   Any building or structure or portion thereof, because of obsolescence, dilapidated condition, deterioration, damage, inadequate exits, lack of sufficient fire resistive construction, faulty electric wiring, gas connections, heating apparatus or any other cause, is determined by the Fire Marshal to be a fire hazard;
      (9)   Any portion of a building or structure remains on a site after the demolition or destruction of the building or structure, or any building or structure is abandoned so as to constitute such building or portion thereof an attractive nuisance or hazard to the public;
      (10)   Any door, aisle, passageway, corridor, stairway, or other means of egress in is so warped, worn, loose, torn, or otherwise unsafe so it would not provide safe and adequate means of egress in case of fire or panic;
      (11)   Any portion thereof has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood, or by any other cause, to an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than it was before the catastrophe;
      (12)   Any building, structure, or portion thereof is in violation of this chapter so as to constitute such building, structure or portion thereof an unsafe condition; and
      (13)   Any building or structure is in a condition as to constitute a public nuisance or hazard.
(2013 Code, § 7-31) (Ord. 14067, passed 8-24-1981; Ord. 14978, passed 9-10-2018)