Chapter 16.13
HOUSING CODES

Sections:

16.13.010    Title.

16.13.020    Adoption of Housing Codes.

16.13.030    Penalties.

16.13.040    Administrative citations.

16.13.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the “Dixon Housing Code” and may hereinafter be referred to as such or “this code.” [Ord. 07-019.]

16.13.020 Adoption of Housing Codes.

In accordance with the requirements of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the City hereby adopts by reference the State Housing Law Requirements set forth in California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 1, Articles 1 through 7, with the exception that Sections 20 and 24(f) through (k) are not adopted by reference. [Ord. 07-019.]

16.13.030 Penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or the codes adopted by reference and amended herein or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, unless the City Attorney determines the violation should be punished as an infraction. Misdemeanor violations shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the County jail for a period of time not to exceed six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one (1) penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

The application of any above-mentioned penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of the prohibited conditions and/or the imposition of administrative fines or citations for the violation of the provisions of this chapter if approved by the City Council. [Ord. 07-019.]

16.13.040 Administrative citations.

In addition to any other enforcement mechanism prescribed by law, this chapter may be enforced by the issuance of administrative citations pursuant to the administrative citation ordinance (Chapter 9.01 DMC, Article VI). [Ord. 07-019.]