Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 30 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. ​BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.6. ​Housing Code Sec. 11.6.4. Responsibilities of Persons 2. Disposal of Garbage Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in the garbage disposal facilities as required by Sec. 11.6.3.D. and Chapter 2, Part 7 of the Raleigh City Code. 3. Use and Operation of Supplied Plumbing Fixtures Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall keep the supplied plumbing fixtures therein clean and sanitary and shall be responsible for the exercise of reasonable care in their proper use and operation. 4. Installation and Care of Plumbing Fixtures Furnished by Occupant Every plumbing fixture furnished by the occupant of a dwelling unit shall be properly installed and shall be maintained in good working condition, kept clean and sanitary, and free of defects, leaks or obstructions. 5. Extermination of Dwelling Units The occupants of a dwelling unit in a dwelling or multi-family dwelling shall be responsible for such extermination as when required by Sec. 11.6.4.B.2.d. B. Responsibilities of Property Owners 1. Exterior Property Areas No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein, or premises, which does not comply with the following requirements: a. Sanitation All exterior property areas shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. b. Grading and Drainage All premises shall be graded and maintained so as to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water thereon, or within any building or structure located thereon. c. Noxious Weeds All exterior property areas shall be kept free from species of weeds or plant growth which are noxious or detrimental to the public health. d. Insect and Rodent Harborage Every owner of a dwelling or multi-family dwelling shall be responsible for the extermination of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests in all exterior areas of the premises; except that the occupant shall be responsible for such extermination in the exterior areas of the premises of a single-family dwelling. Whenever infestation exists in the shared or public parts of the premises of the other than a single-family dwelling, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner. e. Accessory Structures All accessory structures including detached garages shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. 2. Interior Areas No person shall occupy as owner-occupant, or let to another for occupancy, any dwelling, multi-family dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming house, rooming unit or portion thereof, for the purpose of living therein which does not comply with the following requirements: a. Sanitation The interior of every dwelling and multi-family dwelling used for human habitation shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Rubbish, garbage, and other refuse shall be properly kept inside temporary storage facilities as required under Sec. 11.6.3.E.6. and Sec. 11.6.3.E.7. b. Insect and Rodent Harborage Buildings used for human habitation shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation, and where insects or rodents are found they shall be promptly exterminated by acceptable processes which will not be injurious to human health. c. Extermination from Buildings Every owner of a dwelling or multi-family dwelling shall be responsible for the extermination of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests whenever infestation exists in two or more of the dwelling units, or in the shared or public parts of the structure.

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