Chapter 16.14


16.14.010    Title.

16.14.020    Adoption of property maintenance code.

16.14.025    Amendments to the property maintenance code.

16.14.030    Penalties.

16.14.040    Administrative citations.

16.14.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the “Dixon Property Maintenance Code” and may hereinafter be referred to as such or “this code.” [Ord. 22-008 § 4.]

16.14.020 Adoption of property maintenance code.

Those certain codes and standards known as the 2021 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) are hereby adopted by reference. Not less than one (1) copy of the IPMC has been and is now filed in the Dixon Building Department, 600 East A Street, Dixon, CA 95620. Said code is adopted by reference pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code § 50022 et seq. [Ord. 22-008 § 4.]

16.14.025 Amendments to the property maintenance code.

Everywhere in the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) where reference is made to any International Code Council (ICC) code, it shall be understood that reference is to mean the referenced code, as amended by the State of California.

Section 101.1, Title, is amended to read as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the International Property Maintenance Code of City of Dixon, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

Section 103.1, Creation of agency, is amended to read as follows:

103.1 Creation of agency. The City of Dixon Building Department is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the code official. The function of the agency shall be the implementation, administration and enforcement of the provisions of this code.

Section 302.4, Weeds, is amended to read as follows:

302.4 Weeds. Premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of six (6) inches. Noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.

Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with Section 108.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction. Upon failure to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.

[Ord. 22-008 § 4.]

16.14.030 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. 22-008 § 4.]

16.14.040 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. 22-008 § 4.]