Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 20 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS | Article 12.2. Defined Terms W w Wall Pack A type of light fixture typically flush-mounted on a vertical wall surface. Wall plate A structural element, usually horizontal, situated along the top of a wall at the level of the eaves for bearing the ends of joists or rafters. Wide-Body Refractive Globe A translucent lamp enclosure used with some outdoor fixtures to provide a decorative look including but not limited to acorn- and carriage light-style fixtures. “Wide-body” refers to a wider than average size globe (greater than 15.75 inches in diameter). “Refractive” refers to the redirection (bending) of the light as it goes through a lens, rendering the light fixture more effective. Wide-body refractive globes are intended to soften and spread the light being distributed from the light source thereby reducing direct glare. Housing Code Definitions Agent Any person, firm or corporation who is responsible for the management, maintenance, operation, renting, leasing or sale of any property or who makes application for or seeks a permit or certificate on behalf of the owner of any property or who in any other way represents the owner or the property in any particular case. Basement A portion of a building which is located partly underground, having direct access to light and air from windows located above the level of the adjoining ground. Cellar A portion of a building located partly or wholly underground having an inadequate access to light and air from windows located partly or wholly below the level of the adjoining ground. Dwelling Any building, structure, manufactured home, mobile home or part thereof, used and occupied for human habitation or intended to be so used and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith, except that it does not include any temporary housing as hereinafter defined. Duplex A structure containing 2 complete and separate dwelling units with a common wall or ceiling and under 1 roof. Dwelling unit One or more rooms physically arranged as to create an independent housekeeping establishment with separate facilities for cooking, sleeping and toilet. Equivalent dwelling unit. For purposes of computing the means of egress required by this chapter, the following shall be considered equivalent to a dwelling unit: any room or rooms not provided with cooking facilities and occupied by 4 persons within a rooming house, fraternity, sorority, rest home or any dwelling however styled. Extermination The control and elimination of insects, rodents or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food; by poisoning, spraying, fumigating, trapping or by any other recognized and legal pest elimination methods approved by the inspector. Family An individual or 2 or more persons related by blood to the third degree lineally or the fourth degree collaterally, marriage or adoption living together in a dwelling unit; or a group of not more than 4 persons, one or more of whom is not related by blood as described above, marriage or adoption to the other. A family may include 5 or fewer foster children placed in a family foster home licensed by the State of North Carolina. Garbage The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.