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(A) The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all dwellings or dwelling units within the city and its area of extraterritorial jurisdiction regardless of when such units were constructed, altered, repaired or improved. Portable, mobile or demountable buildings or structures, including trailers, when used or intended for use for housing within the jurisdiction, shall be subject to the applicable provisions of this chapter. This chapter establishes minimum requirements for the initial and continued occupancy of all buildings used for human habitation and does not replace or modify requirements otherwise established for the construction, repair, alteration or use of buildings, equipment or facilities, except as provided in this chapter.
(B) The provisions of this chapter shall also apply to abandoned structures which are found by the City Council to be a health or safety hazard as a result of the attraction of insects or rodents, conditions creating a fire hazard, dangerous conditions constituting a threat to children or frequent use by vagrants as living quarters in the absence of sanitary conditions.
(Ord. passed 2-18-92; Am. Ord. O-1999-37, passed 6-15-99; Am. Ord. O-1999-61, passed 10-5-99)