1309.22 STAIRWAYS.
   (a)   Exterior Stairways.  All exterior stairways on all residential premises shall be in accordance with the following provisions:
      (1)   Stairways shall be maintained free of holes, grooves, and cracks which constitute a safety hazard;
      (2)   Stairways shall be maintained free of rotted or deteriorated supports;
      (3)   Stairways shall have treads of uniform width and risers of uniform height; and
      (4)   Stairway handrails and/or railings shall be firmly fastened and maintained in good condition.  Where the absence of handrails and/or railings create a hazardous condition, the Housing Officer may require their installation in accordance with the provisions of the Ohio Basic Building Code.
         (Ord. 08-117.  Passed 9-4-08.)