(A)   The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the city and to protect the community from deterioration and decline by establishing minimum standards for the use and maintenance of all buildings, structures, premises and land, whether developed or undeveloped.
   (B)   Except as otherwise provided, this chapter shall apply to all land within the city without regard to the use or occupancy or the date of acquisition or annexation.
(1976 Code, § 9-1-1)  (Ord. 593-12, passed 8-8-2012)