1343.08  CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS.
   (a)   General Provision.  The designation of dwellings, dwelling units or rooming houses as unfit for human habitation and the procedure for the condemnation and placarding of such dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming house shall be carried out in compliance with the requirements set forth in this Building Code.
   (b)   Dwellings Unfit for Habitation.  Any dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming house which is 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 Housing Inspector.
      (1)   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.
      (2)   One which lacks illumination, ventilation or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.
      (3)   One which because of its general condition is unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.
   (c)   Vacation of Premises.  Any dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming house condemned as unfit for human habitation, and so designated and placarded by the Housing Inspector, shall be vacated within a reasonable time as ordered by the Housing Inspector.  If a dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming house or rooming unit is not vacated within the time specified in such vacation order, the Housing Inspector shall seek a court order in a court of competent jurisdiction for the vacation of such dwelling or part thereof.
   (d)   Reoccupancy of Dwelling.  No dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming house which has been condemned and placarded as unfit for human habitation shall again be used for human habitation until written approval is secured from and such placard removed by, the Housing Inspector.  The Housing Inspector shall remove such placard whenever the defects upon which the condemnation and placarding action were based have been eliminated.
   (e)   Tampering or Removing Placard.  No person shall deface or remove the placard from any dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming house which has been condemned as unfit for human habitation and placarded as such.
   (f)   Hearing.  Any person affected by any notice or order relating to the condemning and placarding of a dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming house or rooming unit as unfit for human habitation may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Board of Housing Appeals under the procedure set forth in this Housing Code.
(Ord. 1963-38.  Passed 4-11-63.)