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Title 15 - Housing Code

Chapter 15.01 - Uniform Housing Code
15.01.010 Uniform Housing Code, 1994 Edition adopted by reference, generally
Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, C.R.S. and the Lakewood City Charter, the Uniform Housing Code of the International Conference of Building Officials, 1994 Edition (hereinafter "Uniform Housing Code"), is adopted by reference, subject to the deletions, amendments and additions contained herein. (Ord. O-95-48 § 1 (part), 1995).

15.01.020 Purpose of the Uniform Housing Code
The purpose of the Uniform Housing Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all residential buildings and structures within the City of Lakewood. (Ord. O-95-48 § 1 (part), 1995).

15.01.030 Deletions to the Uniform Housing Code
The following provisions of the Uniform Housing Code are deleted and not adopted:
A. Chapter 15;
B. Chapter 16.
(Ord. O-95-48 § 1 (part), 1995).

15.01.040 Amendments to certain provisions of the Uniform Housing Code
Certain provisions of the Uniform Housing Code, as indicated herein, are amended.
A. The provisions of Chapter 1 shall include the following amendments:
1. Section 103 is amended by replacing the first paragraph with the following:
The provisions of this code shall apply to all buildings or portions thereof used, or designed or intended to be used, for human habitation except that this code shall not apply to single-family dwellings and individual dwelling units which are occupied only by the owner or the owner's family.
B. The provisions of Chapter 2 shall include the following amendments:
2. Section 203 is replaced with the following:
Persons aggrieved under this Title 15 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in Chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
C. The provisions of Chapter 12 shall include the following amendment.
1. Chapter 12 is replaced with the following:
Persons aggrieved under this Title 15 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in Chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
D. The provisions of Chapter 13 shall include the following amendment.
1. Chapter 13 is replaced with the following:
Procedures for conduct of hearing appeals shall be in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Appeals. (Ord. O-95-48 § 1 (part), 1995).

15.01.060 Additions to the Uniform Housing Code
A. The following provision is added to Section 1101.
Subparagraph 1101.2 (4) shall have the following sentence added to it:
Said costs may be assessed as a lien against the property.
B. The following provision is added to Section 1401.
Paragraph 1401.3 shall have the following new subparagraph added to it:
4. Any costs incurred by the City in performance of work under the Uniform Housing Code may be assessed as a lien against the property upon which the work was performed. A bill for costs incurred shall be sent to the owner of the property. Said bill shall state the owner shall have thirty days from the date of receipt to pay said costs to the City. If costs are not paid, the City may place a lien against the property for the amount owed plus accrued interest. (Ord. O-95-48 § 1 (part), 1995).

15.01.070 Penalties for violations of the Uniform Housing Code
A. Any person who violates any of the provisions of the Code adopted by this chapter or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order, as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this chapter, shall severally, for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to the penalties as set forth in Section 1.16.020. 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 deficits within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.  (Ord. O-2017-16 § 24, 2017; Ord. O-95-48 § 1 (part), 1995).