Chapter 7.48
BUILDING MAINTENANCE CODE

Sections:

7.48.010    Title.

7.48.020    Purpose.

7.48.030    Adoption.

7.48.040    Scope.

7.48.050    Amendments to the International Property Maintenance Code.

7.48.060    Chapter 1, Scope and Administration—Deleted.

7.48.070    Sections 302.2, 302.3, 302.4 and 302.8, Chapter 3, Exterior Property Areas—Deleted.

7.48.080    Section 303.2, Chapter 3, Enclosures—Amended.

7.48.090    Section 304.14, Chapter 3, Insect Screens—Amended.

7.48.100    Section 304.16, Chapter 3, Under-Floor areas—Amended.

7.48.110    Section 308.2.1.1, Chapter 3, Garbage Receptacles—Added.

7.48.120    Sections 309.1 and 309.2, Chapter 3, Pest Elimination—Amended.

7.48.130    Section 310.1, Chapter 3, Sanitation—Added.

7.48.140    Section 311.1, Chapter 3, Caretaker—Added.

7.48.010 Title.

The International Property Maintenance Code adopted by Section 7.48.030 and the provisions of this chapter are the city building maintenance code and may be cited as such and will be referred to in the International Property Maintenance Code and in this chapter as “this code.” (Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.020 Purpose.

A.    The promotion and preservation of the public health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the city and the property situated therein have made necessary the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code referred to in Section 7.48.030 in order to adequately safeguard life, health, property, and general welfare.

B.    The purpose of this code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this code. (Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.030 Adoption.

The 2018 International Property Maintenance Code, including Appendix Chapter A, as published by the International Code Council, a copy of which has been and is now filed in the Office of the Building Official, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California, for use and examination by the public. Said codes are adopted by reference pursuant to Section 50022.4 et seq. of the Government Code of the state of California, and the codes are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which the ordinance codified in this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the city of Dublin, except as hereinafter modified in Sections 7.48.050 through 7.48.140. (Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.040 Scope.

A.    The provisions of this code shall apply to all buildings or portions thereof used, or designed or intended to be used, for human habitation. Such occupancies in existing buildings may be continued as provided in Section 7.28.220, except such as are found to be substandard as defined in this code.

B.    Where any building or portion thereof is used or intended to be used as a combination apartment house-hotel, the provisions of this code shall apply to the separate portions as if they were separate buildings. Every rooming house or lodging house shall comply with all the requirements of this code for dwellings. (Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.050 Amendments to the International Property Maintenance Code.

The text of the International Property Maintenance Code, as adopted by Section 7.48.030, is further amended to conform to the California Building Standards Code as follows:

Delete the following references

Insert the following references

International Building Code

Current California Building Code and Current California Residential Code

International Mechanical Code

Current California Mechanical Code

National Electrical Code

Current California Electrical Code

International Fire Code

Current California Fire Code

International Plumbing Code

Current California Plumbing Code

International Existing Building Code

Current California Existing Building Code

International Zoning Code

Zoning Ordinance of the City of Dublin

International Fuel Gas Code

Current California Plumbing Code

Name of jurisdiction

City of Dublin

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.060 Chapter 1, Scope and Administration—Deleted.

Chapter 1 is deleted. (Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.070 Sections 302.2, 302.3, 302.4 and 302.8, Chapter 3, Exterior Property Areas—Deleted.

Sections 302.2, 302.3, 302.4 and 302.8 are deleted. (Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.080 Section 303.2, Chapter 3, Enclosures—Amended.

Section 303.2 is amended to read:

303.2 Enclosures. Private swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas enclosures shall meet the requirements of Section 3109.2 California Building Code, California Swimming Pool Safety Act.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.090 Section 304.14, Chapter 3, Insect Screens—Amended.

Section 304.14 is amended to read:

304.14 Insect screens. Every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of minimum 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm), and every screen door used for insect control shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.

Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.100 Section 304.16, Chapter 3, Under-Floor areas—Amended.

Section 304.16 is amended to read:

304.16 Under-Floor areas. Under-floor access doors and ventilation openings shall be maintained to prevent the entrance of rodents, rain and surface drainage water. Doors shall be tight fitting and ventilation openings shall be properly screened with corrosion-resistant wire mesh having openings not exceeding 1/4 inch in any dimension or alternate approved materials pursuant to current CBC 1203.4.1.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.110 Section 308.2.1.1, Chapter 3, Garbage Receptacles—Added.

Section 308.2.1.1 is added to read:

308.2.1.1 Garbage Receptacles. An adequate number of appropriate receptacles with close fitting covers for garbage and rubbish as may be considered necessary by the enforcing agency shall be provided for the occupant of every dwelling unit by the owner or operator of every apartment house, hotel, or combination thereof. Each receptacle shall be kept in a clean condition and good repair.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.120 Sections 309.1 and 309.2, Chapter 3, Pest Elimination—Amended.

Sections 309.1 and 309.2 are amended to read:

309.1 Infestation. All structures shall be kept free from insect, rodent and vermin infestation. When an insect, rodent or vermin infestation is brought to the attention of the code official, he or she may require the owner or agent having charge or control of the building, lot or premises to hire a licensed exterminator or other qualified professional to inspect the building, lot or premises and provide a written report verifying the presence and severity of such infestation including in the report a recommendation for proper extermination of the infestation. All structures in which insect, rodent or vermin infestations are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. After the extermination of the infestation is complete, the code official may request a written notice from the licensed exterminator or other qualified professional attesting to the completion and success of the recommended extermination procedures. After the infestation is eliminated, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent reinfestation.

309.2 Owner. The owner of any structure shall be responsible for extermination within the structure prior to renting or leasing the structure. The owner of a structure or premises containing a dwelling unit, multiple occupancy, rooming house or a nonresidential structure shall be responsible for maintaining the structure and premises in a rodent or pest-free condition. If an infestation is caused by an occupant substantially failing to properly maintain their occupied area of the structure or premises as clean and sanitary as the condition of the structure or premises permits, the occupant and owner shall be responsible for pest elimination. For as long as the occupant’s failure either substantially causes an unlivable condition to occur, or substantially interferes with the owners’ ability to remedy the condition, the owner does not have to remedy the condition. Where the infestation is caused by defects in the structure, the owner shall be responsible for extermination.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.130 Section 310.1, Chapter 3, Sanitation—Added.

Section 310.1 is added to read:

310.1 Bedding. In every room for rent, apartment house or hotel every part of every bed, including the mattress, sheets, blankets, and bedding shall be kept in a clean, dry and sanitary condition, free from filth, urine, or other foul matter; and from infection of lice, bed-bugs, or other insects. The bed linen shall be changed before a new guest occupies the dwelling unit.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))

7.48.140 Section 311.1, Chapter 3, Caretaker—Added.

Section 311.1 is added to read

311.1 Caretaker. A manager, janitor, housekeeper, or other responsible person shall reside upon the premises and shall have charge of every apartment house in which there are sixteen (16) or more apartments and of every hotel in which there are twelve (12) or more guest rooms, in the event that the owner of any such apartment house or hotel does not reside upon said premises. If the owner does not reside upon the premises of any apartment house in which there are more than four (4) but less than sixteen (16) apartments, a notice stating his name and address, or name and address of his agent, shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises.

(Ord. 15-19 § 11 (Exh. H) (part))