Chapter 15.26


15.26.010    International Property Maintenance Code adopted.

15.26.020    Title.

15.26.030    Conflicts.

15.26.040    Code enforcement.

15.26.050    Fees.

15.26.060    Prosecution of violation.

15.26.070    Penalties.

15.26.080    Terms defined in other codes.

15.26.090    Weeds.

15.26.100    Motor vehicles.

15.26.110    Insect screens.

15.26.120    Doors.

15.26.130    Refrigerators.

15.26.140    Plumbing fixtures.

15.26.150    Water heating facilities.

15.26.160    Residential occupancies.

15.26.170    Occupiable workspaces.

15.26.180    Electrical facilities.

15.26.190    Fire protection systems.

15.26.200    Referenced standards.

15.26.010 International Property Maintenance Code adopted.

The current edition of the International Property Maintenance Code as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted with the following modifications. (Ord. 1738 § 10, 2021; Ord. 1589 § 43, 2016: Ord. 1496 § 17, 2013: Ord. 1400 § 1 (part), 2010: Ord. 1276 § 2 (part), 2007: Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.020 Title.

These regulations shall be known as the property maintenance code of the city of North Bend, hereinafter referred to as “this chapter.” (Ord. 1276 § 2 (part), 2007: Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.030 Conflicts.

When conflicts occur between International Property Maintenance Code and the North Bend Municipal Code, the North Bend Municipal Code requirements shall govern. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.040 Code enforcement.

The code enforcement division is hereby created and the executive official in charge thereof shall be known as the building official or their designee. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.050 Fees.

The fee provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1276 § 2 (part), 2007: Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.060 Prosecution of violation.

Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with Section 107 shall be deemed guilty of a civil infraction in accordance with Chapter 1.20 NBMC, and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the code official shall institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this chapter or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto. Any action taken by the authority having jurisdiction on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate. (Ord. 1589 § 44, 2016: Ord. 1276 § 2 (part), 2007: Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.070 Penalties.

Penalties for noncompliance with orders and notices shall be as set forth in Chapter 1.20 NBMC. (Ord. 1589 § 45, 2016: Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.080 Terms defined in other codes.

Where terms are not defined in the International Property Maintenance Code but are defined in the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, or the National Electrical Code, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those codes. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.090 Weeds.

The weed provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.100 Motor vehicles.

The motor vehicle provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.110 Insect screens.

The insect screen provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.120 Doors.

The door provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.130 Refrigerators.

Refrigerators and similar equipment not in operation shall not be discarded, abandoned or stored on premises. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.140 Plumbing fixtures.

Every sink, lavatory, bathtub or shower, drinking fountain, water closet or other plumbing fixture shall be properly connected to either a public water system or to an approved private water system. All kitchen sinks, lavatories, laundry facilities, bathtubs and showers shall be supplied with hot or tempered and cold running water in accordance with the Uniform Plumbing Code. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.150 Water heating facilities.

Water heating facilities shall be properly installed, maintained and capable of providing an adequate amount of water to be drawn at every required sink, lavatory, bathtub, shower and laundry facility at a temperature of not less than 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) nor shall the temperature be set higher than the maximum allowed by federal, state or local law. A gas-burning water heater shall not be located in any bathroom, toilet room, bedroom or other occupied room normally kept closed, unless adequate combustion air is provided. An approved combination temperature and pressure-relief valve and relief valve discharge pipe shall be properly installed and maintained on water heaters. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.160 Residential occupancies.

Dwellings shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. Cooking appliances shall not be used to provide space heating to meet the requirements of this section. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.170 Occupiable workspaces.

Indoor occupiable workspaces shall be supplied with means to provide heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) during the period the spaces are occupied with the following exceptions:

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

B. Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.180 Electrical facilities.

The electrical facility provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.190 Fire protection systems.

The fire protection provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code are not adopted. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).

15.26.200 Referenced standards.

References to the electric code shall mean the National Electric Code as adopted by the state of Washington. (Ord. 1214 § 1 (part), 2004).


Prior legislation: Ord. 1044.