[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Breckenridge 3-21-1977 by Ord. No. 328. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-16-1986 by Ord. No. 397]
The Uniform Housing Code adopted from time to time as the Minnesota State Building Code published by the International Conference of Building Officials be and the same hereby is adopted as the Housing Code for the City of Breckenridge, Minnesota, providing minimum requirements for the protection of life, limb, health, property, safety and welfare of the general public and the owners and occupants of residential buildings.
[Amended 5-7-2018 by Ord. No. 499]
Three copies of said Uniform Housing Code, 1976 Edition, have been marked official copies and have been filed for reference and inspection in the office of the City Administrator or his/her designee and are hereby incorporated and made a part of this chapter by reference thereto subject to the exceptions and modifications stated herein to the same extent as if they were fully set out in this chapter.
The following definitions shall be added to and made a part of Chapter 4, Section 401, of said Uniform Housing Code, 1976 Edition:
- BUILT-IN DEFICIENCY
- A deficiency existing at the time of adoption of this code, which in and of itself does not reasonably cause a hazard to life or property and which would require major structural modification of the building to correct. A built-in deficiency shall not render a dwelling unsuitable for occupancy, and such deficiency shall not constitute a violation of this code.
- HABITABLE ROOM
- Any room meeting the requirements of this code, as amended, for sleeping, living, cooking or dining purposes, excluding, however, such enclosed places as closets, pantries, bath or toilet rooms, service rooms, connecting corridors, laundries, finished attics, foyers, storage spaces, cellars, utility rooms and similar spaces, not used by persons frequently or during extended periods.
- Any person, partnership, firm or corporation who alone, jointly or severally with others shall be in actual possession of or have charge, care or control of any dwelling or dwelling unit within the city as owner or as trustee or guardian of the estate of the person of the title holder, and such person shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this code to the same extent as the owner.
- Includes a corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization and any other group acting as a unit as well as individual. It shall also include an executor, administrator, trustee, receiver or other representative appointed according to state or federal law. Whenever the word "person" is used in any section of this code, prescribing a penalty or fine as to partnerships or association, the word shall include the officers, agents or members thereof who are responsible for any violation of such section.
- To restore to a sound acceptable state of operation, serviceability or appearance. Repairs shall be expected to last approximately as long as would the replacement by new items.
- To remove an existing item or portion of a system and to construct or install a new item of similar or new quality as an existing item when new. Replacement ordinarily takes place when repair of the item is impractical.
- TEMPORARY HOUSING
- Any tent, trailer or other structure used for human shelter which is designed to be transportable and which is not attached to the ground in a permanent manner or to another structure or to any utility system on the same premises for more than 10 consecutive days.
The space and occupancy standards of Chapter 5 of the Uniform Housing Code, 1976 Edition, shall be met, except as hereby modified:
The following chapters shall be added to and made a part of the Uniform Housing Code, 1976 Edition, as hereby adopted: