1375.09  RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNERS, OPERATORS AND OCCUPANTS.
   (a)   The following responsibilities of owners, operators, and occupants are in addition to those specified elsewhere throughout this Code.
      (1)   Public areas. Every owner or operator of a dwelling containing more than one dwelling unit or rooming house shall be responsible for maintaining in a clean and sanitary condition the shared or public areas of the dwelling and premises thereof. In all other cases it shall be the responsibility of the occupant.
      (2)   Dwelling unit. Every occupant of a dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming unit shall maintain in a clean and sanitary condition that part of the dwelling, dwelling unit and premises which he occupies and controls.
      (3)   Supplied facilities. Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall keep all supplied facilities, including plumbing fixtures and cooking equipment in a clean and sanitary condition and shall be responsible for the exercise of reasonable care in their proper use and operation.
      (4)   Removal of waste matter. Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall dispose of all his rubbish, ashes, garbage, and other organic waste, which might provide food for rodents, in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in garbage disposal facilities, or garbage storage containers or rubbish containers, required in Section 1375.04(a)(5) of this Code. Every occupant shall provide such facilities for his dwelling unit and shall maintain them in a clean and sanitary manner. The owner or operator of a dwelling containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for the clean and sanitary maintenance of common storage or disposal facilities. He shall be responsible further for placing out for collection all common garbage and rubbish containers, except where such facilities are for the sole use of an occupant, under which circumstances it shall be the responsibility of the occupant to place these containers out for collection. Every owner or operator of every rooming house shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in storage or disposal facilities required by Section 1375.04 (a)(5).
      (5)   Extermination of pests. Every occupant of a dwelling containing a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests therein on the premises. Every occupant of a dwelling containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his dwelling unit is the only one infested. When, however, infestation is caused by failure of the owner or operator to maintain a dwelling in a rodent-proof or substantially insect-proof condition, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner or operator. Whenever infestation exists in one or more of the dwelling units, in any dwelling or in the shared or public parts of any dwelling containing one or more dwelling units, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner or operator. Every owner or operator of a rooming house shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests therein or on the premises.
      (6)   Notice of maximum occupancy.   Every owner or operator shall advise the occupant in writing either by insertion in the ease between the parties or otherwise of the maximum number of occupants permitted in the he occupied premises under this Code.
         (Ord. 99-9773. Passed 3-12-99.)