2012 International Property Maintenance Code
We have recently adopted City Ordinance G-1173, which modifies and adopts the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code written by the International Code Council. This page is here to act as a guide to help you better understand the contents of this ordinance as it was adopted. You can click the link below to access a free subscription website designed to allow you to view the International Codes, State-Adopted Codes, and various Archived Codes for free.
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Listed below are the amendments that City adopted to the base 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
|Section 18-133 of the Pittsburg City Code is established as follows:
|Section 18-133. Section 102.3 Amended.
Section 102.3 of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section [A] 102.3 Application of other codes. Repairs, additions or alterations to a structure, or changes of occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code and the National Electrical Code.
|Section 18-134 of the Pittsburg City Code is established as follows:
|Section 18-134. Section 103 Amended.
Section 103 of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 103 APPOINTMENT AND LIABILITY
[A] 103.1 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed procedures of this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the code official shall have the authority to appoint deputies. Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the code official.
[A] 103.2 Liability. The code official or employee charged with the enforcement of this code, while acting for the jurisdiction, in good faith and without malice in the discharge of the duties required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance, shall not thereby be rendered liable personally, and is hereby relieved from all personal liability for any damage accruing to persons or property as a result of an act or by reason of an act or omission in the discharge of official duties. Any suit instituted against any officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge of duties and under the provisions of this code shall be defended by the jurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings. The code official or any subordinate shall not be liable for costs in any action, suit or proceeding instituted for the good faith discharge of duties under the provisions of this code.
|Section 18-135 of the Pittsburg City Code is established as follows:
|Section 18-135. Section 106 Amended
Section 106 of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
SECTION 106 VIOLATIONS
[A] 106.1 Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for a person, firm or corporation to be in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this code.
[A] 106.2 Notice of violation. The code official shall serve a notice of violation or order in accordance with Section 107.
[A] 106.3 Prosecution of violation. Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with Section 107 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor or civil infraction as determined by the local municipality, and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the code official shall institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto. Any action taken by the authority having jurisdiction on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.
[A] 106.4 Violation penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be prosecuted within the limits provided by state or local laws. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense. Penalties and fines shall be as prescribed in Sec. 1-7 of the City Code.
[A] 106.5 Abatement of violation. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the legal officer of the jurisdiction from instituting appropriate action to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure or premises, or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business or utilization of the building, structure or premises.
|Section 18-137 of the Pittsburg City Code is established as follows:
|Section 18-137. Section 109 Amended
Section 109 of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
SECTION 109 EMERGENCY MEASURES
[A] 109.1 Imminent danger. When, in the opinion of the code official, there is imminent danger of failure or collapse of a building or structure which endangers life, or when any structure or part of a structure has fallen and life is endangered by the occupation of the structure, or when there is actual or potential danger to the building occupants or those in the proximity of any structure because of explosives, explosive fumes or vapors or the presence of toxic fumes, gases or materials, or operation of defective or dangerous
equipment, the code official is hereby authorized and empowered to order and require the occupants to vacate the premises forthwith. The code official shall cause to be posted at each entrance to such structure a notice reading as follows: “This Structure Is Unsafe and Its Occupancy Has Been Prohibited by the Code Official.” It shall be unlawful for any person to enter such structure except for the purpose of securing the structure, making the required repairs, removing the hazardous condition or of demolishing the same.
[A] 109.2 Temporary safeguards. Notwithstanding other provisions of this code, whenever, in the opinion of the code official, there is imminent danger due to an unsafe condition, the code official shall order the necessary work to be done, including the boarding up of openings, to render such structure temporarily safe whether or not the legal procedure herein described has been instituted; and shall cause such other action to be taken as the code official deems necessary to meet such emergency.
[A] 109.3 Closing streets. When necessary for public safety, the code official shall temporarily close structures and close, or order the authority having jurisdiction to close, sidewalks, streets, public ways and places adjacent to unsafe structures, and prohibit the same from being utilized.
[A] 109.4 Immediate Hazard; action to protect public. When in the opinion of the code official, any structure is in such condition as to constitute an immediate hazard requiring immediate action to protect the public, such officer may cause the property to be vacated, taken down, repaired, shored or otherwise made safe without delay and such action may, under such circumstances, be taken without prior notice to or hearing of the owners agents, lienholders and occupants, as provided by K.S.A. 12-1756.
[A] 109.5 Immediate Hazard; cost of action to protect public. The cost of such action to protect the public shall be assessed against the property and paid as provided by K.S.A. 12-1755.
|Section 18-140 of the Pittsburg City Code is established as follows:
|Section 18-140 . Section 112 Amended
Section 112 of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
SECTION 112 STOP WORK ORDER
[A] 112.1 Authority. Whenever the code official finds any work regulated by this code being performed in a manner contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, the code official is authorized to issue a stop work order.
[A] 112.2 Issuance. A stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, to the owner’s agent, or to the person doing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order shall state the reason for the order and the conditions under which the cited work is authorized to resume.
[A] 112.3 Emergencies. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work.
[A] 112.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine as prescribed in Section 1-7 of the City Code
|Section 18-144 of the Pittsburg City Code established as follows:
|Section 18-144 . Section 304.14 Amended
Section 304.14 of the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 304.14 Insect Screens. Every door, window, and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms,food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of minimum 16 mesh device in good working condition, and every door used for insect control shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.
Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed.