§ 15.1.097  DESIGNATION OF UNIT DWELLING AND LEGAL PROCEDURE OF CONDEMNATION.
   (A)   The designation of dwellings or dwelling units as unfit for human habitation and the procedure for the condemnation and placarding of such unfit dwellings or dwelling units shall be carried out in compliance with the following requirements:
      (1)   Any dwelling or dwelling unit which shall be found to have any of the following defects shall be condemned as unfit for human habitation and shall be so designated and placarded by the Health Officer or the Building Inspector.
      (2)   One which is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe or vermin-infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.
      (3)   One which lacks illumination, ventilation or sanitary facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.
      (4)   One, which because of its general condition or location, is unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of occupants or of the public.
   (B)   Any dwelling or dwelling unit condemned as unfit for human habitation, and so designated and placarded by the Health Officer or Building Inspector shall be vacated within 60 days as ordered by the Health Officer or the Building Inspector.
   (C)   No dwelling or dwelling unit which has been condemned and placarded as unfit for human habitation shall again be used for human habitation until written approval is secured and such placard is removed by the Health Officer or the Building Inspector.  The Health Officer or the Building Inspector shall remove such placard whenever the defect or defects upon which the condemnation and placarding action were based have been eliminated.
   (D)   No person shall deface or remove the placard from any dwelling or dwelling unit which has been condemned as unfit for human habitation and placarded as such, except as provided in division (C) of this section.
   (E)   Any person affected by any notice or order relating to the condemning and placarding of a dwelling or dwelling unit as unfit for human habitation may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Board of Appeals, under the procedure set forth in § 15.1.087 of this subchapter.
(Ord. 308, passed 8-21-68)  Penalty, see § 1.1.99