City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket, approved 10-17-1967 by Ch. No. 1135 as Secs. 17-1 through 17-130 of the 1966 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Housing Court — See Ch. 26, Art. II.
Building Code — See Ch. 136, Art. II.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 186.
Fees for housing inspections — See Ch. 202, Art. III.
Fire Prevention Code — See Ch. 210, Art. II.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 274.
Nuisances — See Ch. 290.
Plumbing — See Ch. 306.
Rental property — See Ch. 325.
Storage of garbage — See Ch. 347, Art. I.
Subsidized housing — See Ch. 355.
Water — See Ch. 401.
Article I General Provisions

§ 247-1 Definitions and word usage.

§ 247-2 Statement of policy.

§ 247-3 Purpose.

§ 247-4 Applicability.

§ 247-5 Technical Steering Committee.

§ 247-6 Responsibilities for enforcement.

§ 247-7 Housing surveys.

§ 247-8 Annual report.

§ 247-9 Appointment and duties of hearing officer.

§ 247-10 Identification of personnel.

§ 247-11 Referral of certain violations to other authorities.

§ 247-12 Promulgation of rules and regulations.

§ 247-13 Effect on other remedies.

§ 247-14 Applicability of Building Code.

§ 247-15 Higher standards to prevail.

§ 247-16 Permits and licenses issued in conflict with chapter.

§ 247-17 Shift of responsibilities between owner, operator and occupants.

§ 247-18 Violations and penalties; other remedies.

Article II Enforcement

§ 247-19 Inspection of dwellings.

§ 247-20 Access to dwellings.

§ 247-21 Notice of violation.

§ 247-22 Nonresident property owners.

§ 247-23 Compliance order.

§ 247-24 Immediate compliance order.

§ 247-25 Failure to correct violations; repair by city; recovery of expenses.

§ 247-26 Request for hearing.

§ 247-27 Findings of hearing; compliance order.

§ 247-28 Record of hearing.

§ 247-29 Reinspection; legal action upon noncompliance with orders.

§ 247-30 Demolition as compliance.

§ 247-31 Transfer of ownership of dwelling not in compliance.

§ 247-32 Recording of notices and orders.

§ 247-33 Confidential evidence and information.

§ 247-34 Refusal of entry to premises; court order.

§ 247-35 Authority of Director to prosecute violations.

§ 247-36 Rent payments.

Article III Housing Board of Review

§ 247-37 Board of Appeals designated Housing Board of Review.

§ 247-38 Powers and duties.

§ 247-39 Conditions for appeal.

§ 247-40 Application for appeal.

§ 247-41 Fees.

§ 247-42 Effect of appeal.

§ 247-43 Conflicts of interest.

§ 247-44 Regular meetings; notice of meetings to hear appeals.

§ 247-45 Quorum for hearing on appeal.

§ 247-46 Proceedings.

§ 247-47 Majority vote necessary for certain actions.

§ 247-48 Records.

§ 247-49 Court review of decisions of Board.

Article IV Dwellings Unfit for Human Habitation

§ 247-50 Designation and placarding.

§ 247-51 Designation of unfit rooming houses or rooming units.

§ 247-52 Notice of intent to condemn.

§ 247-53 Order to vacate.

§ 247-54 Placarding and vacation of unfit dwellings.

§ 247-55 Use of condemned dwellings prohibited.

§ 247-56 Removal of placards from condemned dwellings.

§ 247-57 Securing of vacated dwellings and structures.

§ 247-58 Notice of intent to demolish.

§ 247-59 Order to demolish.

§ 247-60 Power of Director to alleviate violation; limitation.

§ 247-61 Demolition of structure at owner's expense.

§ 247-62 Liens and charges to recover expenses.

§ 247-63 Relocation of occupants.

Article V Plumbing, Drainage and Sanitary Facilities of Dwellings

§ 247-64 Compliance required.

§ 247-65 Kitchen sinks.

§ 247-66 Flush toilets and lavatory basins.

§ 247-67 Bathtubs or shower baths.

§ 247-68 Hot water.

§ 247-69 Impervious flooring of bathrooms.

§ 247-70 Grading and drainage of premises.

§ 247-71 Rubbish disposal facilities.

§ 247-72 Garbage disposal.

§ 247-73 Cabinets and shelves for storage of equipment and food.

Article VI Heating, Cooking and Refrigeration Equipment

§ 247-74 Compliance required.

§ 247-75 Heating facilities.

§ 247-76 Connection of heating equipment to chimneys or flues.

§ 247-77 Water-heating facilities.

§ 247-78 Cooking equipment.

§ 247-79 Refrigerated storage space.

§ 247-80 Smoke detectors.

Article VII Lighting, Ventilation and Electrical Facilities

§ 247-81 Compliance required.

§ 247-82 Window area.

§ 247-83 Daylight obstruction.

§ 247-84 Openable window area.

§ 247-85 Bathroom light and ventilation.

§ 247-86 Screening of vents.

§ 247-87 Basement ventilation.

§ 247-88 Electrical fixtures.

§ 247-89 Lighting of public spaces.

Article VIII Dwelling Space

§ 247-90 Compliance required.

§ 247-91 Minimum floor space per person.

§ 247-92 Minimum sleeping space per person.

§ 247-93 Ceiling height.

§ 247-94 Cellar and basement occupancy.

§ 247-95 Closet space.

§ 247-96 Rooming house permit.

§ 247-97 Storage of medicines and poisons.

§ 247-98 Means of egress.

Article IX Maintenance of Dwellings Generally

§ 247-99 Compliance required.

§ 247-100 Structural elements.

§ 247-101 Windows and doors.

§ 247-102 Stairways and porches.

§ 247-103 Supplied facilities.

§ 247-104 Plumbing facilities.

§ 247-105 Infestation.

§ 247-106 Premises and accessory structures.

§ 247-107 Lead paint.

§ 247-108 Ratproofing.

§ 247-109 Fences.

Article X Responsibilities of Owners, Operators and Occupants

§ 247-110 Maintenance of private spaces.

§ 247-111 Maintenance of public spaces.

§ 247-112 Provision of disposal facilities.

§ 247-113 Manner of waste disposal.

§ 247-114 Use of screens.

§ 247-115 Extermination of pests.

§ 247-116 Maintenance of plumbing and other equipment.

§ 247-117 Discontinuance of utilities.

§ 247-118 Occupancy of vacant units.

§ 247-119 Supplied heat.

§ 247-120 Storage of trash.

Article XI Rooming Houses

§ 247-121 Compliance required.

§ 247-122 Applicability of other provisions of chapter.

§ 247-123 Occupancy record cards.

§ 247-124 Numbering of units.

§ 247-125 Flush toilets and lavatory basins.

§ 247-126 Bathtubs or shower baths.

§ 247-127 Hot water.

§ 247-128 Impervious flooring of bathrooms, etc.

§ 247-129 Rubbish and garbage storage and disposal.

§ 247-130 Heating facilities.

§ 247-131 Lighting of public spaces.

§ 247-132 Window shades, etc.

§ 247-133 Screening of vents.

§ 247-134 Bed linens and towels.

§ 247-135 Clean and sanitary maintenance.

§ 247-136 Extermination of pests.

§ 247-137 Maintenance of plumbing and other equipment.

§ 247-138 Maximum occupancy in Type A units.

§ 247-139 Minimum sleeping space per person.

§ 247-140 Kitchens in Type A units.

§ 247-141 Community kitchen for Type B rooming units.

§ 247-142 Cooking prohibited in Type B and Type C rooming units.

§ 247-143 Locks required.

§ 247-144 Closet space.

§ 247-145 Handrails.