§ 15.1.038  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ADDITION.   New construction performed on a dwelling which increases the outside dimensions of the dwelling.
   ALTERATION.   Substantial change or modification other than an addition or minor repair to a dwelling or to systems involved within a dwelling.
   CERTIFIED INSPECTOR.   In the context of this subchapter, the terms "certified inspector" and "building inspector" shall be deemed synonymous and interchangeable.
   DEPARTMENT.   The Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations.
   DWELLING.
      (1)   Any building, the initial construction of which is commenced on or after the effective date of this subchapter, which contains 1- or 2-dwelling units; or
      (2)   An existing structure, or that part of an existing structure, which is used or intended to be used as a 1- or 2-family dwelling.
   INDEPENDENT INSPECTION AGENCY.   In the context of this subchapter, the term "independent inspection agency" and "building inspector" shall be deemed synonymous and interchangeable.
   MEAN STREET ELEVATION.   The average height of the centerline of the public road for the length of the road that adjoins the property in question.
   MINOR REPAIR.   Repair performed for maintenance or replacement purposes on any existing 1- or 2-family dwelling which does not affect room arrangement, light and ventilation, access or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection, or exterior aesthetic appearance, and which does not increase a given occupancy and use.
   1- OR 2-FAMILY DWELLING.   A building structure which contains 1 or separate households intended to by used as a home, residence or sleeping place by an individual or by 2 or more individuals maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.
   PERSON.   An individual, partnership, firm or corporation.
(Ord. 424, passed 5-20-80; Am. Ord. 913, passed 12-19-06)