City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall keep in clean sanitary condition that part of the dwelling, dwelling unit or premises thereof which he occupies or controls.
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall be responsible for the exercise of proper care and cleanliness in the use and operation of all plumbing fixtures, sanitary facilities, appliances and equipment therein.
Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall dispose of rubbish, garbage and other matter as provided in §§ 190-46 and 190-73. In a dwelling containing three or more dwelling units, adequate rubbish and garbage containers shall be supplied by the owner.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 183, Waste Management, Handling and Disposal.
Every occupant of a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any rodents, vermin or other pests therein or on the premises. Every occupant of a dwelling unit in a building containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his dwelling unit is the only one infested, except that whenever such infestation is caused by the failure of the owner to carry out the provisions of this chapter as cited in §§ 190-52, 190-64 and 190-74, exterminations shall be the responsibility of the owner. When two or more dwelling units within a building are so infested, it shall be the responsibility of the owner to carry out the provisions of this chapter within such building as cited above with respect to extermination.
Every owner of a building containing three or more dwelling units shall be responsible for maintaining in a clean and sanitary condition the shared or public areas of the dwelling and premises thereof.
Every owner of a dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming house and rooming unit shall be responsible for keeping supplied facilities in proper operating condition.
[Amended 10-12-1982]
Every owner or operator of a building who permits to be occupied any dwelling unit or rooming unit therein under an agreement, express or implied, to supply or furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat adequate to maintain therein during the months from October 1 through May 31 whenever the outdoor temperature falls below 55° F. a minimum temperature of 68° F. between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and a minimum temperature of 55° F. between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., based on outside design temperature, in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, shower rooms and toilet rooms or compartments in all such rooms. The provisions of this section shall not apply where the failure to maintain minimum requirements is caused by a general shortage of fuel, negligent or malicious act of the occupant, necessary repairs or alterations or any cause beyond the control of the owner or occupant.
No owner, operator or occupant shall cause any service, facility, equipment or utility which is required to be supplied by the provisions of this chapter to be removed from, shut off from or discontinued for any occupied dwelling unit, except for necessary repairs, alterations or emergencies.
No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or permit to be occupied by another any vacant dwelling or dwelling unit unless or until it is in good repair, clean, sanitary, in habitable condition and in full compliance with all the provisions of the chapter and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
[Added 9-28-1998 by Ord. No. 12-98]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder shall be punished as provided in § 1-12 for violation of this chapter of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newburgh.
The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects. Each day that prohibited conditions exist shall constitute a separate offense.
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.