Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 20 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. ​BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.6. ​Housing Code Sec. 11.6.1. Preamble; Definitions Article 11.6. Housing Code Sec. 11.6.1. Preamble; Definitions A. Pursuant to G.S. 160A-441, it is hereby found and declared that there exist in the City of Raleigh and its extraterritorial jurisdiction dwellings which are unfit for human habitation due to dilapidation, defects increasing the hazards of fire, accidents or other calamities, lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities, or due to other conditions rendering such dwellings unsafe or insanitary, or dangerous or detrimental to the health, safety or morals, or otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction. B. This Article establishes minimum requirements for the initial and continued occupancy of all buildings used for human habitation 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 Article. C. All building construction and residential properties shall comply with the North Carolina Building Code, North Carolina Residential Code and all applicable technical codes. Sec. 11.6.2. Conflict With Other Provisions In any case where a provision of this Article is found to be in conflict with a provision of any zoning, building, fire, safety or health provision of this UDO or ordinances or codes of the City, the provision which establishes the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people shall prevail. Sec. 11.6.3. Minimum Standards for Basic Equipment and Facilities No person shall occupy or let to another for occupancy, any dwelling unit for the purpose of human habitation which does not comply with the following minimum requirements: A. Basic Equipment and Facilities 1. Kitchen Sink Every dwelling unit shall contain a kitchen sink, free from corrosion and leaks, in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system approved by the Department of Inspections. The kitchen sink shall have hot and cold running water. 2. Toilet and Sink Every dwelling unit shall contain a room separate from the habitable rooms which affords privacy with a door and operable lockable door hardware, and which is equipped with a flush toilet and a sink in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system approved by the Department of Inspections. The sink shall have hot and cold running water, and be free from corrosion and leaks. Access to such room shall be through a weathertight area. 3. Bathtub and Showers Every dwelling unit shall contain a room separate from the habitable rooms which affords privacy with a door and operable lockable door hardware, and which is equipped with a bathtub or shower in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system approved by the Department of Inspections. The bathtub or shower shall have hot and cold running water, and be free from corrosion and leaks. 4. Hot Water Facilities Water heating facilities shall be properly installed, maintained and capable of providing an adequate amount of hot water to be drawn at every required sink, bathtub, shower and laundry facility at a temperature between 110 and 140 degrees. 5. Heating Every dwelling unit shall have heating facilities installed and maintained according to Sec. 11.6.3.C.15. B. Light and Ventilation 1. Every existing habitable room shall be provided with a window with a minimum of 6 square feet or a gravity or mechanical ventilation system capable of providing one air change every 30 minutes approved by the Department of Inspections. 2. Basements and cellars with habitable space and every sleeping room shall have at least 1 operable emergency escape and rescue window or an exterior door opening for escape and rescue.

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