Every building, residential structure, lot, and yard owner shall comply with the provisions of this Code, whether or not such building, lot, yard or use shall have been constructed, altered, or repaired before or after the enactment of this Code, and without regard to any permits or licenses which shall have been issued for the use or occupancy of the building premises, for the construction or repair of the building or use, or for the installation or repair of equipment or facilities prior to the effective date of this Code.  This Code establishes minimum standards for the initial and continued occupancy and use of all such structures and properties and does not replace or modify standards otherwise established for the construction, repair, alteration, or use of the building.  Where there is mixed occupancy, residential, or nonresidential use shall be regulated by and subject to the provisions of this Code. 
   HISTORIC BUILDINGS:  An owner of a building or structure, which has been designated by a governmental body as having historical significance, may use that designation as a basis for an appeal from application of the provisions of this code.
(Ord. 16-022.  Passed 8-15-16.)