A.   Adoption Procedures: The current and future editions of the model technical building construction codes and all accompanying appendices, amendments and modifications adopted or required to be adopted by the Building Codes Bureau, Montana Department of Labor and Industry (or its successor), as set out in the Administrative Rules of Montana, shall be adopted by reference by administrative order of the City Manager, except for any regulations not applicable to local government jurisdictions. Except as otherwise stated herein, these codes are applicable to all buildings within the Building Code enforcement area of the City including, but not limited to, residential buildings containing less than five (5) dwelling units or their attached-to structures, any farm or ranch building and any private garage or private storage structure used only for the owner's own use as provided by Montana Code. Until such codes are adopted by administrative order, those codes currently in effect shall remain in effect. Upon adoption of new codes by administrative order, the predecessor codes shall automatically be repealed.
   B.   Copies On File: One (1) copy of each Code shall be on file in the Office of the City Clerk. To the extent the City varies from the codes referenced in subsection A of this section, any such changes are on file with the City Clerk.
   C.   Future Amendments: The City Manager shall issue an administrative order adopting any codes or amendments adopted by the Building Codes Bureau which apply to local government jurisdictions within thirty (30) days after the date that the bureau notifies the City of said amendments. (Ord. 17-26, 10-2-2017)