Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 31 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 Article 11.6. ​​Housing Code | CHAPTER 11. ​BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE Sec. 11.6.5. Powers of Department d. Extermination of Dwelling Units The occupants of a dwelling unit in a dwelling or multi-family dwelling shall be responsible for such extermination within the unit occupied by him whenever the occupants dwelling unit is the only unit in the building that is infested. e. Responsibility of Owner Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, whenever infestation of rodents is caused by failure of the owner to maintain any dwelling or multi-family dwelling in a rodent-proof condition, extermination of such rodents shall be the responsibility of the owner. Sec. 11.6.5. Powers of Department A. The Department of Inspections is hereby designated to exercise the powers. B. The Inspections Director is authorized to exercise such powers as may be necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purpose and provisions of this Article, including the following powers in addition to others herein granted: 1. To investigate the dwelling conditions in the City in order to determine which dwellings therein are unfit for human habitation; 2. To investigate the dwelling conditions in the City in order to determine which dwellings therein are unsafe; 3. To administer oaths, affirmations, examine witnesses and receive evidence; 4. To enter upon premises for the purpose of making examinations, provided such entries shall be made in such manner as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the persons in possession; and 5. To appoint and fix the duties of such officers, agents and employees as he deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Article, or to impose such duties upon the regularly appointed plumbing, environmental, heating and air conditioning, and electrical inspectors, as approved by the Inspections Director. Sec. 11.6.6. Inspections A. The inspector is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units and premises located within the City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction in order that the inspector may perform the duty of safeguarding the health and safety of the occupants of dwellings and of the general public. Should the owner or occupant of any dwelling refuse to permit the inspector reasonable access, such inspector shall proceed to obtain a search warrant pursuant to G.S. 15-27.2. B. It shall be unlawful for any owner or the agent of any owner to occupy, rent or offer for occupancy or rent as a dwelling any structure or part thereof, upon which an order to repair, alter or improve, or to vacate and close, or to demolish, has been issued without said owner or agent receiving the authority to do so by the Department of Inspections after confirmation of the dwelling compliance with the Housing Code. If the dwelling is vacant as a result of prior inspector orders, the owner or agent must first file application for and secure a certificate of housing code compliance from the Department of Inspections. The Department of Inspections shall issue a certificate of housing code compliance when, after examination and inspection, it is found that the structure conforms to the provisions of this chapter. No fee shall be charged for the first inspection following the expiration of an order to repair, alter or improve, or to vacate and close, or to demolish a dwelling in order to ascertain compliance with inspection orders or for one inspection request following the issuance of an order to repair, alter or improve, or one inspection due to a request for inspection in order to obtain a certificate of housing compliance. For each inspection in excess of this, there shall be a charge of $60.00. C. The following conditions are necessary for the issuance of a certificate of housing code compliance: 1. The owner or authorized agent of any dwelling unit vacated after an order to repair or vacate and close has been issued shall apply to the Inspections Department for a certificate of housing code compliance prior to the dwelling unit being reoccupied. 2. After the repairs have been completed the property owner or agent shall make application for a certificate of housing code compliance. The Inspections Director shall cause an inspection to be made of the dwelling unit specified in the application. 3. If after examination and inspection the dwelling unit is found to conform to the provisions of this Chapter 11, a certificate of housing code compliance shall be issued to the owner of the dwelling unit. 4. If after examination and inspection the dwelling is not found to conform to the provisions of this Chapter 11, the owner of the dwelling unit shall be

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