Sec. 8-4.03. Applicability.
   (a)   Conflicts: Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable. Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. When conflicting provisions or requirements occur within this code or between this code and other codes or laws, the most restrictive provisions shall govern. Where conflicts occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.
   (b)   Other Laws: The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, state, or federal law.
   (c)   Referenced Codes And Standards: The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference.
   (d)   Partial Invalidity: In the event that any part or provision of this code is held to be illegal or void, this shall not have the effect of making void or illegal any of the other parts and provisions.
   (e)   Existing Structures, Systems And Equipment: The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as otherwise specifically provided in this code or as is deemed necessary by the building official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public and provided continued use is not dangerous to life, health and safety.
   Additions, alterations, repairs and changes of use or occupancy in all buildings, structures, and portions of building and structures, shall comply with the provisions for new buildings and structures except as otherwise provided for in this code.
   Additions or alterations shall not be made to an existing building or building service equipment which will cause the existing building or building service equipment to be in violation of the provisions of the technical codes nor shall such additions or alterations cause the existing building or building service equipment to become unsafe.
   Equipment lawfully in existence at the time of the adoption of this code may have their use, maintenance, or repair continued if their use, maintenance, or repair is in accordance with the original design and a hazard to life, health or property has not been created.
   Buildings, structures, and equipment, existing and new, and parts thereof shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. Devices or safeguards which are required by this code shall be maintained in conformance with the technical code under which installed. The owner, owner's agent, and occupant shall be responsible for the maintenance of buildings, structures, and their building service equipment. To determine compliance with this section, the building official may cause a structure to be reinspected.
   A change in the use or occupancy of any existing building or structure shall comply with the provisions of this code and the existing building code.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to own, use, occupy or maintain any building or structure or portion thereof, in the city, or cause the same to be done, contrary to, or in violation of, any of the provisions of this code.
(§ 3, Ord. 1707-NS, eff. January 1, 2023)