City of South Pasadena, FL
Pinellas County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of South Pasadena 12-18-1984 by Ord. No. 84-23 as Ch. 10 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Departments — See Ch. 18.
Building construction and uniform codes — See Ch. 83.
Housing standards — See Ch. 115.

§ 106-1 Title; adoption of standards.

[Amended 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 94-10; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 98-09; 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-03]
This chapter shall be known as the "City of South Pasadena Fire Prevention Code." This chapter shall be controlling within the City of South Pasadena and within the unincorporated area of Pinellas County that lies within the South Pasadena Fire District. The Florida Fire Prevention Code and the Life Safety Code adopted by the State Fire Marshal and the most current edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code adopted by the State Fire Marshal shall constitute the minimum firesafety code for South Pasadena and the entire South Pasadena Fire District.

§ 106-2 Street address required on all structures; automatic sprinkler systems.

[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22; 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 94-10; 6-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-07]
A. 
The owner, occupant and/or any person in charge of a structure shall affix the address of the structure in a conspicuous place over or near the principal entrance. The physical numbering of structures shall conform to the following:
[Amended 11-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-11]
(1) 
Numbers must be easily legible from the street, with figures not less than three inches high for single-family residences and six inches high for all other structures.
(2) 
Numbers must be in a color which contrasts with the building background.
(3) 
Easily legible numbers shall also be affixed to the mailbox serving the building or house.
(4) 
In the case of buildings occupied by more than one business or residential unit, the street number shall be displayed on the building and the unit number or letter shall be displayed on the front entrance of each individual unit. Owners or occupants of each individual unit within a multitenant commercial or residential building shall be responsible for affixing the unit number or letter to the exterior door of the unit. Unit numbers shall be not less than three inches high and shall be easily visible from the exterior of the unit.
B. 
All buildings constructed after January 1, 1994, having floors located more than two stories or more than 24 feet above average grade shall be equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system. The sprinkler system shall be installed in such a manner that, upon its activation, the alarm system shall be sounded. Single-family and two-family dwellings are exempt from this requirement.

§ 106-3 Dangerous accumulations.

[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22]
A. 
Whenever any inspector, as defined hereinafter, shall find in any building, or upon any premises or other places, combustible or explosive matter or dangerous accumulations of rubbish or unnecessary accumulation of waste paper, boxes, shavings or any highly flammable materials especially liable to fire, and which is so situated as to endanger property, or shall find obstructions to or on fire escapes, stairs, passageways, doors or windows, liable to interfere with the operations of the Fire Department or egress of occupants in case of fire, he shall order the same to be removed or remedied, and such order shall forthwith be complied with by the owner or occupant of such premises or buildings.
B. 
Any owner or occupant failing to comply with such order within a reasonable period after the service of said order shall be liable to penalties as hereinafter provided.
C. 
The service of any such order may be made upon the occupant of the premises to whom it is directed, either by delivering a copy of same to such occupant personally or by delivering the same to and leaving it with any person in charge of the premises, or in case no such person is found upon the premises, by affixing a copy thereof in a conspicuous place on the door to the entrance of said premises. Whenever it may be necessary to serve such an order upon the owner of the premises, such order may be served either by delivering to and leaving with the person a copy of the order, or, if such owner is absent from the jurisdiction of the officer making the order, by mailing such copy by certified mail to the owner's last known post office address.

§ 106-4 Fireworks.

[Amended 4-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-08]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use fireworks in public displays or exhibits except when the person desiring to give such displays or exhibits shall have first obtained written approval therefor from the Commission in accordance with F.S. § 791.02, and the Commission may, in its absolute discretion, grant or refuse to grant the permission so applied for, or may grant it subject to such restrictions and limitations as it may, in its absolute discretion, deem to be in the interest of public safety in connection with such display or exhibit.

§ 106-5 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to violate this chapter, to permit or maintain such a violation, to refuse to obey any provision thereof, or to fail or refuse to comply with any such provision or regulation, except as variation may be allowed by the action of Chief of the Fire Department in writing. Proof of such unlawful act or failure shall be deemed prima facie evidence that such act is that of the owner or other person in control of the premises. Prosecution or lack thereof of either the owner, occupant or the person in charge shall not be deemed to relieve any of the others.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the code hereby adopted; or shall fail to comply therewith; or shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder; or shall build in violation of any details, statements, specifications or plans submitted or approved thereunder; or shall operate not in accordance with the provisions of any certificate, permit or approval issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken; or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Fire Marshal or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed herein shall, severally for each and every violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree as provided in F.S. § 775.082 or 775.083.
[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22]
C. 
The imposition of a penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation nor shall the violation be permitted to continue. All such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, the application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22]
D. 
City Fire Inspectors acting as duly appointed City Code Enforcement Officers shall have the option of enforcing the provisions of this chapter utilizing the citation procedure set forth in § 1-16 of this Code.
[Added 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-03]

§ 106-6 Exercise of police powers.

[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22]
This chapter shall be deemed in exercise of the police powers of the City for the preservation and protection of the public health peace, safety and welfare, and all the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code shall be liberally construed for that purpose.

§ 106-7 Conflicting provisions.

[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22]
A. 
This chapter is intended to be used in conjunction with other existing laws and codes adopted by the City, and nothing herein shall be deemed to invalidate such other laws or codes.
B. 
In the event of a conflict between this chapter and other laws and codes adopted by the City, the more stringent provisions shall apply.

§ 106-8 Applicability.

[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22]
The provisions of the Fire Prevention Code shall apply equally to both public and private property, and it shall apply to all structures and their occupancies, except as otherwise specified.
[Amended 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 87-22; 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 94-10]

§ 106-9 Enforcement.

The Fire Chief of the City of South Pasadena, Florida, shall be the authority responsible for the administration and enforcement of this chapter, including the Fire Prevention Code, and all state statutes relating to firesafety. In addition, the Fire Chief is authorized to act as Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector. The Fire Chief is responsible for review of all applications for building permits which require compliance with the provisions of this chapter. The Fire Chief shall have the authority to delegate any responsibility he has for enforcement of this chapter to any member of the South Pasadena Fire Department or other qualified person.