All gates or doors opening through the enclosure required in § 155.002 of this chapter shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices designed to keep and capable of keeping such gate or door securely closed and latched at all times when not in actual use. Such self-latching device shall be located not less than four feet above the underlying ground surface or otherwise made inaccessible from the outside to small children. Any dwelling or other building on the premises may be incorporated in and considered as constituting a portion of the required barrier. Doors or other openings from any occupied dwelling, as distinguished from a garage, into the required enclosure need not be equipped with self-closing or self-latching devices. The provisions of this section shall not apply to service gates that are permanently locked, except when in actual use.
(2013 Code, § 26.5-3) (Ord. 13031, passed 12-13-1976)