§ 151.005  STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ROOMINGHOUSES; EXCEPTIONS.
   All of the provisions of this chapter, and all of the minimum standards and requirements of this chapter, shall be applicable to roominghouses, and to every person who operates a roominghouse, or who occupies or lets to another for occupancy and any rooming unit in any roominghouse, except as provided in divisions (A) through (D) below.
   (A)   Water closet, hand lavatory and bath facilities. At least one water closet, lavatory-basin and bathtub or shower, properly connected to an approved water and sewer system and in good working condition, shall be supplied for each four rooms within a roominghouse wherever these facilities are shared. All such facilities shall be located within the residence building served and shall be directly accessible from a common hall or passageway and shall be not more than one story removed from any of the persons sharing such facilities. Every lavatory basin and bathtub or shower shall be supplied with hot and cold water at all times. Such required facilities shall not be located in a cellar.
   (B)   Minimum floor area for sleeping purposes. Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant shall contain at least 70 square feet of floor area, and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor area for each occupant 12 years of age and over and at least 35 square feet of floor area for each occupant under 12 years of age.
   (C)   Sanitary conditions. The operator of every roominghouse shall be responsible for the sanitary maintenance of all walls, floors and ceilings, and for the sanitary maintenance of every other part of the roominghouse. He or she shall be further responsible for the sanitary maintenance of the entire premises where the entire structure or building within which the roominghouse is contained is leased or occupied by the operator.
   (D)   Sanitary facilities. Every water closet, flush urinal, lavatory basin and bathtub or shower required by division (A) above shall be located within the roominghouse and with a room or rooms which afford privacy, are separate from the habitable rooms, are accessible from a common hall and are accessible without going outside the roominghouse or through any other room therein.
(1991 Code, § 8-26)  (Ord. passed 8-3-1982 ; Ord. 2021-01, passed 6-14-2021)