(a)   Every residential and nonresidential structure and the premises on which it is situated in the City, used or intended to be used, shall comply with the provisions of this Code, whether or not such structure has been constructed, altered, or repaired before or after the enactment of this Code.  This Code establishes minimum standards for the initial and continued occupancy and use of all such structures.  Any alterations to structures or changes of use therein, which may be caused directly or indirectly by the enforcement of this Code, shall be done in accordance with applicable sections of the Building and Zoning Codes of the City.  Where there is mixed occupancy, residential and nonresidential use therein shall be, nevertheless, regulated by and subject to the provisions of this Code.
   (b)   In any case where the provisions of this Code impose a higher standard than set forth in any other ordinance of the City or under the laws of the State, then the standards set forth herein shall prevail; but if the provisions of this Code impose a lower standard that any other ordinance of the City or the laws of the State, then the higher standard contained in any such other ordinance or law shall prevail.
   (c)   After the date of enactment hereof, all permits shall be issued upon compliance with this Code as well as compliance with the ordinances under which such permits are granted.
   (d)   No permit or other certification of compliance with this Code shall constitute a defense against any violation of any other ordinance of the City applicable to any structure or premises; nor shall any provision herein relieve any owner, agent, or occupant from complying with any such other provision; nor any official of the City from enforcing any such other provision.
   (e)   This Code establishes minimum requirements for the initial and/or continued occupancy of all buildings and structures and does not replace or modify requirements otherwise established for the construction, repair, alteration, or use of buildings, equipment or facilities except as provided in this section.
(Ord. 1989-36.  Passed 7-10-89.)