§ 102.1. Definition.  

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  • All buildings or structures which are structurally unsound or not provided with adequate egress, or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life, or which in relation to existing use constitute a hazard to safety or health, or public welfare, by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster damage, lack of an approved water supply, electrical hazard, unsafe gas piping or appliances, or abandonment as specified in this Code or any other effective ordinance, are, for the purpose of this Chapter, unsafe buildings. Whenever the Building Official determines by inspection that a building or structure, whether structurally damaged or not, is dangerous to human life by reason of being located in an area which is unsafe due to hazard from landslide, settlement, or slippage or any other cause, such building shall, for the purpose of this Chapter, be considered an unsafe building.

    No person shall own, use, occupy or maintain any unsafe building.

    All unsafe buildings are hereby declared to be public nuisances. In addition to instituting any appropriate action to prevent, restrain or correct a violation of this section, the Building Official may abate an unsafe condition or order that the unsafe condition be secured, repaired, rehabilitated, demolished or removed as deemed necessary by the Building Official in accordance with the procedure specified in this Code.

    As used in this Chapter "party concerned" means the person, if any, in real or apparent charge and control of the premises involved, the record owner, the holder of any mortgage, trust deed or other lien or encumbrance of record, the owner or holder of any lease of record, the record holder of any other estate or interest in or to the building or structure or the land upon which it is located.

(Ord. 2016-0053 § 2, 2016; Ord. 2010-0053 § 2, 2010; Ord. 98-0019 § 1, 1998: Ord. 95-0065 § 3 (part), 1995.)