(A)   (1)   The North Carolina State Building Codes, as they may be amended, superseded or modified, including indexes and appendices thereto, are hereby adopted by Surry County and shall be enforceable within the county, including, but not limited to, the Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code, Administrative Code, Fuel/Gas Code, Energy Conservation Code, Existing Building Code and Fire Prevention Code.
      (2)   The North Carolina State Building Codes are adopted for the regulation and governing of the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to insure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures as provided herein; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Building Codes on file in the office of the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof; as if fully set out in this section, as they may be amended, superseded or modified, including indexes and appendices thereto.
   (B)   If, for any reason, any section, division, sentence, clause or phrase of this section is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this section. The Board of Commissioners hereby declares that it would have passed this chapter, and each section, division, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, divisions, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.
   (C)   Nothing in this chapter or in the Building Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, of any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as sighted herein; nor shall any just or legal remedy or right of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this section.
   (D)   This section and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take affect and be in full force and affect from and after the date of its final passage and adoption.
(Ord. passed 11-2-2015)