§ 154.001  DEFINITIONS.
   (A)   Generally. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      BASEMENT. A portion of a building located partly underground, but having less than half of its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.
      CELLAR. A portion of a building located partly or wholly underground, and having half or more than half of its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.
      DIRECTOR OF HEALTH. The legally appointed agent of the Health Authority of the city or his authorized representative.
      DWELLING.
         (a)   Any building which is wholly or partly used or intended to be used for living or sleeping by a human occupant.
         (b)   Temporary housing, as hereafter defined, shall not be regarded as a DWELLING.
      DWELLING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
      EXTERMINATION. The control and elimination of insects, rodents or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food; by poisoning, spraying, fumigating, trapping; or by any other recognized and legal pest elimination methods approved by the Director of Health.
      GARBAGE. The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
      HABITABLE ROOM. A room or enclosed floor space used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking or eating purposes excluding bathroom, water closet compartments, laundries, pantries, foyers or communicating corridors, closets, recreation room (but not including "living rooms"), private workshops or hobby rooms, and storage spaces.
      INFESTATION. The presence, within or around a dwelling, of any insects, rodents or other pests.
      MULTIPLE DWELLING. Any dwelling containing more than two dwelling units.
      OCCUPANT. Any person, over one year of age, living, sleeping, cooking or eating in, or having actual possession of, a dwelling unit or rooming unit.
      OPERATOR. Any person who has charge, care or control of a building, or part thereof, in which dwelling units for rooming units are let.
      OWNER. Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others:
         (a)   Shall have legal title to any dwelling or dwelling unit, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof; and
         (b)   Shall have charge, care or control of any dwelling or dwelling unit, as owner or agent of the owner, or as executor, executrix, administrator, administratrix, trustee or guardian of the estate of the owner or conservator of the owner. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this chapter and of rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, to the same extent as if he were the owner.
      PLUMBING. All of the following facilities and equipment: gas pipes, gas-burning equipment, water pipes, garbage disposal units, waste pipes, water closets, sinks, dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs, shower baths, clothes-washing machines, catch basins, drains, vents and any other similar fixtures, together with all connections to water, sewer or gas lines.
      ROOMING HOUSE. Any dwelling, or that part of any dwelling containing one or more rooming units, in which space is let by the owner or operator to three or more persons who are not husband and wife, son or daughter, mother or father, or sister or brother of the owner or operator; provided that hospitals, homes for the aged, and other institutions, licensed by the State Department of Health under Conn. Gen. Stat. Chapter 333 shall not be regarded as ROOMING HOUSES or as subject to the provisions of this chapter.
      ROOMING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit used or intended to be used for living and sleeping, but not for cooking purposes.
      RUBBISH. Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; and the terms shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coke and other combustible material, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery and dust.
      SEWER PLUMBING. Connection to either a public sanitary sewer or a private sewage disposal system in compliance with the state Sanitary Code and with the approval of the Director of Health.
      SUPPLIED. Paid for, furnished or provided by or under the control of the owner or operator.
      TEMPORARY HOUSING.
         (a)   Any tent, trailer or similar structure which is used for human shelter for not more than 30 consecutive days nor more than 90 days in any calendar year; and
         (b)   Provided that, the tent, trailer or similar structure as a dwelling for more than 30 consecutive days in any calendar year if the tent, trailer or similar structure complies with the provisions of this chapter and the statutes, ordinances and regulations of the state and the city.
   (B)   Meaning of certain words. Whenever the word DWELLING, DWELLING UNIT, ROOMING HOUSE, ROOMING UNIT, PREMISES are used in this chapter, they shall be construed as though they were followed by the words "or any part thereof".
(1967 Code, § 9-1)