Chapter 15.20
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

Sections:

15.20.010    Adoption of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code.

15.20.010 Adoption of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code.

Subject to the amendments set forth herein, the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code, including Appendix A, is hereby adopted as the city of Gardena property maintenance code (“PMC”). The provisions of this code are an alternative to other procedures set forth in the Gardena Municipal Code relating to property maintenance.

A. All references to the International Codes shall be to the California Building Standards Code, as adopted and amended by the city of Gardena.

B. The PMC shall be interpreted so that all responsibilities set forth in the PMC that are attributable to either the owner or the occupant of the premises shall belong to both the owner and the occupant of the premises, unless otherwise required by law.

C. Section 102.3 of Chapter 1 is amended as follows:

102.3 Application of other codes.

In case of conflict with any section of the PMC and the California Building Standards Code, the California Building Standards Code, as adopted and amended by the City of Gardena, shall prevail regardless of any language to the contrary in the PMC.

D. Section 103 is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

SECTION 103

RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPERTY MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

103.1 Building Official. The Building Official shall serve as the Code Official for purposes of this Code. The Building Official may direct the Building Inspectors or other Code Enforcement Officers of the City to carry out the responsibilities under this Code.

E. Section 107.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

107.1 Notice to person responsible. Whenever the code official determines that there has been a violation of this code or has grounds to believe that a violation has occurred, notice shall be given in the manner prescribed in Sections 107.2 and 107.3 to the owner(s) and occupant(s) of the property, as well as to any other person the code official determines is responsible for the violation as specified in this code. Notices for condemnation procedures shall also comply with Section 108.3.

F. Sections 111.2 through 111.8 are hereby repealed.

G. The following sections of Chapter 3 are hereby deleted:

1. Section 302.4;

2. Section 302.8;

3. Section 302.9;

4. Section 303.2;

5. Section 304.3; and

6. Section 308.2.2.

H. Section 308.2.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

308.2.1 Rubbish storage facilities. All rubbish shall be disposed of in approved covered containers.

I. Section 308.3.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

308.3.1 Garbage facilities. All dwelling units shall be supplied with an approved mechanical food waste grinder, if required when the dwelling unit was constructed or remodeled and an approved leakproof, covered, outside garbage container. All garbage shall be disposed of by one of these two methods.

J. Section 308.3.2 of Chapter 3 is hereby amended to read as follows:

308.3.2 Containers.

The operator of every establishment producing garbage shall at all times cause to be utilized, approved leakproof containers provided with close-fitting covers for the storage of such materials until removed from the premises for disposal.

K. Section 304.14 of Chapter 3 is hereby amended by requiring insect screens 365 days a year.

L. Section 404.5 of Chapter 4 is hereby amended to read as follows:

404.5 Overcrowding. Dwelling units shall not be occupied by more occupants than permitted in accordance with the California State Building Code.

M. Section 602.3 of Chapter 6 is hereby amended by requiring the heat supply to be furnished 365 days a year.

N. Section 602.4 of Chapter 6 is hereby amended to read as follows:

602.4 Occupiable work spaces.

Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heating 365 days a year to maintain a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the period the spaces are occupied.

Exceptions:

1. Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.

2. Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.

(Ord. 1791 § 4, 2018)