Chapter 16.44
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

Sections:

16.44.010    Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code.

16.44.011    Chapter 1 amended – Scope and administration.

16.44.015    Definitions.

16.44.020    Section 106 amended – Violations.

16.44.030    Section 111 amended – Means of appeals.

16.44.900    Severability.

16.44.010 Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code.

As amended by this chapter and the State of Washington Building Code Council, the 2015 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), as published by the International Code Council, one copy of which, along with the State of Washington Building Code Council’s amendments, shall be on file with the Lynnwood finance director, are adopted by this reference. (Ord. 3196 § 7, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 5 (Exh. E), 2013; Ord. 2683 § 9, 2007; Ord. 1897 § 2, 1992; Ord. 1537 § 1, 1986; Ord. 1377 § 1, 1983; Ord. 1172 § 2, 1981)

16.44.011 Chapter 1 amended – Scope and administration.

Chapter 1 adopted by this chapter is amended to include the requirements adopted by the city of Lynnwood in Chapter 16.08 LMC titled “Regulation and Abatement of Unsafe and Unsanitary Structures.” (Ord. 3196 § 7, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 5 (Exh. E), 2013; Ord. 2683 § 9, 2007)

16.44.015 Definitions.

Section 201 adopted by this chapter is amended by adding thereto the following paragraph:

Whenever the term “Code” is used herein, it shall mean the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by this chapter. Whenever the term “City” or “Jurisdiction” is used herein, it shall mean the City of Lynnwood.

(Ord. 3196 § 7, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 5 (Exh. E), 2013; Ord. 2683 § 9, 2007; Ord. 1897 § 3, 1992)

16.44.020 Section 106 amended – Violations.

Section 106 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and any such person, firm, or corporation shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day, or portion thereof, during which any violations of any of the provisions of this code are committed, continued or permitted.

Anyone concerned in the violation or failure to comply with the provisions of this code, whether directly committing the act or effecting the omission constituting the offense, or aiding or abetting the same, whether present or absent; and anyone who directly or indirectly counsels, encourages, hires, commands, induces or otherwise procures another to violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this code, is and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Upon conviction of any such misdemeanor, such person, firm, or corporation shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 3196 § 7, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 5 (Exh. E), 2013; Ord. 2683 § 9, 2007; Ord. 1897 § 4, 1992; Ord. 1537 § 2, 1986; Ord. 1377 § 2, 1983; Ord. 1172 § 3, 1981)

16.44.030 Section 111 amended – Means of appeals.

Section 111 adopted by this chapter is deleted and replaced with the following wording:

111.1 General. The hearing examiner shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code in accordance with Chapter 16.50 LMC.

111.2 Limitations on Authority. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted hereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The hearing examiner shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.

(Ord. 3196 § 7, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 5 (Exh. E), 2013; Ord. 2683 § 9, 2007)

16.44.900 Severability.

If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this chapter. (Ord. 3196 § 7, 2016; Ord. 3006 § 5 (Exh. E), 2013; Ord. 2683 § 9, 2007)