2 Exterior Posting of Street Numbers City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Posting of Street NumbersEach structure to which a street number has been assigned shall have such number or number series displayed in a position easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way.All numbers shall be in Arabic numerals (or equivalent) at least three inches high and a minimum of one-half-inch stroke, and shall be a contrasting color from the background and be clearly visible night and day.Each required number shall be affixed on the front of the building or on a mailbox located on the same lot in such a location that it may be easily and readily seen by a person of ordinary eyesight on the public street or highway upon which the building abuts.Multiple-unit structures should display the building number in such a manner as to be visible from the road as outlined above, and in addition unit numbers should be clearly placed at the entrance of each unit. It shall be the duty of each and every affected party, upon affixing a new address number, to remove any conflicting number. It shall be unlawful to cover any address number with any sign, drapery, or other obstruction tending to conceal such number.
3 Exterior Accessory Structures City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Accessory StructuresAll accessory structures on premises shall be maintained in compliance with the Property Maintenance Code.
4 Exterior Swimming Pools City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Swimming PoolsSwimming pools shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, and in good repair.
5 Exterior Defacement of Property City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Defacement of PropertyNo person shall willfully or wantonly damage, mutilate or deface any exterior surface of any structure or building on any private or public property by placing thereon any marking, carving or graffiti without the consent of the owner.It shall be the responsibility of the owner to restore said surface to an approved state of maintenance and repair.
6 City of Evansville Exterior Sanitation Property Maintenance CodeExterior SanitationAll exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property, which such occupant occupies or controls, in a clean and sanitary condition.
7 Exterior Rodent Harborage City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Rodent HarborageAll structures and exterior property shall be kept free from rodent harborage and infestation.Where rodents are found, they shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes which will not be injurious to human health.After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to eliminate rodent harborage and prevent re-infestation.
8 Exterior Indoor Furniture Prohibited City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Indoor Furniture ProhibitedNo person occupying or having control of any premises shall allow the use or storage of furniture which is upholstered or not designed for outdoor use in an uncovered or exposed area where it is likely to decay, decompose, or retain moisture causing a health hazard.
9 Exterior Grading and Drainage City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Grading and DrainageAll premises shall be graded and maintained to prevent the erosion of soil and to prevent the accumulation of water thereon, or within any structure located thereon.
10 Exterior Stairs City of Evansville Property Maintenance CodeExterior StairsStairs and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions.
11 Exterior Handrails and Guardrails City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Handrails and GuardrailsEvery handrail and guardrail shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.
12 Exterior Exhaust Vents City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Exhaust VentsPipes, ducts, conductors, fans or blowers shall not discharge gases, steam, vapor, hot air, grease, smoke, odors or other gaseous or particulate wastes directly upon abutting or adjacent public or private property or that of another tenant.
13 Exterior Protective Treatment City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Protective TreatmentAll exterior surfaces, including, but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks and fences shall be maintained in good condition.Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment.Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted.All siding and masonry joints as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors, and skylights shall be maintained weather-resistant and watertight.All metal surfaces subject to rust or corrosion shall be coated to inhibit such rust and corrosion, and all surfaces with rust or corrosion shall be stabilized and coated to inhibit future rust and corrosion.Oxidation stains shall be removed from exterior surfaces. Surfaces designed for stabilization by oxidation are exempt from this requirement.
14 Exterior Foundation Walls City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Foundation WallsAll foundation walls shall be maintained plumb and free from open cracks and breaks and shall be kept in such condition so as to prevent the entry of rodents.Mortar joints shall be maintained.
15 Exterior Exterior Walls City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Exterior WallsAll exterior walls shall be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials; and maintained weatherproof and properly surface-coated where required to prevent deterioration.
16 Exterior Windows and Doorframes City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Windows and DoorframesEvery window, door and frame shall be kept in sound condition, good repair and weathertight.(1) GlazingAll glazing materials shall be maintained free from cracks and holes.(2) Openable WindowsEvery window, other than a fixed window, shall be easily opened and capable of being held in position by window hardware.
17 Exterior Doors City of Evansville Property Maintenance CodeExterior DoorsAll exterior doors and hardware shall be maintained in good condition.Locks at all entrances to dwelling units and rooming units shall tightly secure the doors.
18 Exterior Structural Members City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Structural MembersAll structural members shall be maintained free from deterioration, and shall be capable of safely supporting the imposed dead and live loads.
19 Exterior Roofs and Drainage City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Roofs and DrainageThe roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roofing shall be installed as designed by its manufacturer. Roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent dampness or deterioration in the walls or interior portion of the structure.Every structure shall have adequate gutters and downspouts in sound condition maintained in good repair to divert normal rainwater from the roof to available storm sewer or to other areas on the premises where dispersal of water will not adversely affect the foundation of any structure.If there is no storm sewer available, the downspouts shall terminate above grade with a diverter and splash block to direct water away from the foundation of this and adjacent dwellings.Approved altered drain system such as yard drains specifically designed to prevent water accumulation at foundation shall be considered an approved method of dispersal.
20 Exterior Chimneys and Towers City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Chimneys and TowersAll chimneys, cooling towers, smoke stacks, and similar attached or detached structures shall be maintained structurally safe and sound, and in good repair.All exposed surfaces of metal or wood shall be protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather-coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
21 Exterior Stairways, Decks, Porches and Balconies City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeExterior Stairways, Decks, Porches and BalconiesEvery exterior stairway, deck, porch and balcony, and all attached or detached structures thereto, shall be maintained structurally sound, in good repair, with proper anchorage and capable of supporting the imposed loads.
23 Interior Clean and Sanitary City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Clean and SanitaryEvery occupant shall keep that part of the structure that such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition.Every owner of a structure containing a rooming house, a hotel, a motel, a dormitory, two or more dwelling units or two or more nonresidential occupancies, shall maintain, in a clean and sanitary condition, the shared or public areas of the structure and exterior property.
24 Interior Garbage and Rubbish City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Garbage and RubbishAll exterior property and premises and the interior of every structure shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers. Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers.
25 Interior Infestation City of Evansville Property Maintenance Code All structures shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation. All structures in which insects or rodents are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent re-infestation.The owner of any structure shall be responsible for extermination of rodents and insects within the structure prior to renting or leasing the structure.The occupant of a one-family dwelling or of a single-tenant nonresidential structure shall be responsible for extermination on the premises after taking possession of the property.The owner of a structure containing two or more dwelling units, a multiple occupancy, or a rooming house or a nonresidential structure shall be responsible for extermination in the public or shared areas of the structure and exterior property.If infestation is caused by failure of an occupant to prevent such infestation in the area occupied, the occupants shall be responsible for extermination.The occupant of any structure shall be responsible for the continued rodent-free condition of the structure, and if the occupant fails to maintain the rodent-free condition, the cost of extermination shall be the responsibility of the occupant.Exception: Where rodent infestations are caused by defects in the structure, the owner shall be responsible for extermination.
26 Interior Interior Surfaces City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Interior SurfacesAll interior surfaces, including windows and doors, shall be maintained in good, clean and sanitary condition.Peeling paint, cracked or loose plaster, decayed wood and other defective surface conditions shall be corrected.
27 Interior Fire Resistance Ratings City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Fire Resistance RatingsThe fire resistance rating of floors, walls, ceilings, and other elements and components shall be maintained.Alterations or repairs shall not reduce the fire rating of any assembly.
28 Interior Stairs and Railings City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Stairs and RailingsAll interior stairs and railings shall be maintained in sound condition and good repair and capable of supporting normally imposed loads.Every stair, ramp, and floor shall be maintained in sound condition and good repair and capable of supporting normally imposed loads.Every handrail and guardrail shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.
29 Interior Plumbing System Hazards City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Plumbing System HazardsWhere it is found that a plumbing system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants or the structure by reason of inadequate service, inadequate venting, cross connection, backsiphonage, improper installation, deterioration or damage or for similar reasons, the code official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.
30 Interior Plumbing Fixtures City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Plumbing FixturesAll plumbing fixtures shall be properly installed and maintained in working order, and shall be kept free from obstructions, leaks and defects and be capable of performing the function for which such plumbing fixtures are designed.All plumbing fixtures shall be maintained in a safe, sanitary and functional condition. The tenant or occupant shall not cause the obstruction of any plumbing facilities or fixtures.Plumbing fixtures shall have adequate clearances for usage and cleaning.
31 Interior Sanitary Drainage System City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Sanitary Drainage SystemAll plumbing fixtures shall be properly connected to either a public sewer system or to an approved private sewage disposal system.Every plumbing stack, vent, waste and sewer line shall function properly and be kept free from obstructions, leaks and defects. The occupants shall not cause the obstruction of any sanitary drainage system.
32 Interior Water Supply City of Evansville Property Maintenance CodeInterior Water SupplyThe water supply system shall be installed and maintained to provide a supply of water to plumbing fixtures, devices and attached or detached structures in sufficient volume and at pressures adequate to enable the fixtures to function properly, safely, and free from defects and leaks.
33 Interior Water System City of Evansville Property Maintenance CodeInterior Water SystemEvery sink, lavatory, bathtub or shower, drinking fountain, water closet or other plumbing fixture shall be properly connected to either a public water system or to an approved private water system.All kitchen sinks, lavatories, laundry facilities, bathtubs and showers shall be supplied with hot or tempered and cold running water.Hose bibs or faucets to which hoses are attached and left in place, shall be protected by an approved atmosphere-type vacuum breaker or an approved permanently attached hose connection vacuum breaker.
34 Interior Water Heating Facilities City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Water Heating FacilitiesWater heating facilities shall be properly installed, maintained and provide an adequate amount of water to be drawn at every required sink, lavatory, bathtub, shower and laundry facility at a temperature of not less than 110 degrees Fahrenheit .A gas-burning water heater shall not be located in any bathroom, toilet room, bedroom or other occupied room normally kept closed, unless adequate combustion air is provided.An approved combination temperature and pressure relief valve and relief valve discharge pipe shall be properly installed and maintained on water heaters.
35 Interior Bathroom Facilities City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Bathroom FacilitiesEvery dwelling unit shall contain its own bathtub or shower, lavatory, water closet and kitchen sink which shall be maintained in a sanitary, safe working condition.The lavatory shall be placed in the same room as the water closet or located in close proximity to the door leading directly into the room in which such water closet is located.The tenant or occupant shall not cause the obstruction of any plumbing facilities or fixtures.
36 Interior Bathroom Ventilation City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Bathroom VentilationEvery bathroom and toilet room shall comply with the ventilation requirements for habitable spaces as required by the Property Maintenance Code, except that a window shall not be required in spaces equipped with a mechanical ventilation system that complies with the following:(a) Air exhausted by a mechanical ventilation system from a bathroom within a dwelling unit shall be exhausted to the exterior and shall not be recirculated to any interior space, including the space from which such air is withdrawn.(b) Air exhausted by a mechanical ventilation system from all other bathrooms or toilet rooms shall be exhausted to the exterior without recirculation to any space, or not more than 85 percent of the exhaust air shall be recirculated where the system is provided with effective absorption and filtering equipment.
37 Interior Heating Facilities City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Heating FacilitiesEvery dwelling shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms based on the outside temperature being no lower than 10 degrees Fahrenheit.Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit on terms, either express or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply sufficient heat during the period from October 1st to May 1st to maintain the room temperatures specified above during the hours between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. of each day and not less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit during other hours.
38 Interior Mechanical Equipment City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Mechanical EquipmentAll Mechanical equipment, fireplaces and solid fuel-burning appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe working condition, and shall be capable of performing the intended function.Portable heating devices or equipment not designed for permanent installation shall not be used as primary source of heating in any building.Fireplaces that are not intended for use or are unsafe shall be sealed off to prevent usage.
39 Interior Mechanical Ventilation City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Mechanical VentilationAll fuel-burning equipment and appliances shall be connected to an approved chimney or vent.All required clearances to combustible materials shall be maintained.All safety controls for fuel-burning equipment shall be maintained in effective operation.A supply of air for complete combustion of the fuel and for ventilation of the space shall be provided for the fuel-burning equipment.
40 Interior Electrical Systems Hazards City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Electrical Systems HazardsWhere it is found that the electrical system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants or the structure by reason ofinadequate service,improper fusing,insufficient outlets,improper wiring or installation,deterioration or damage,or for similar reasons, the code official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.
41 Interior Electrical Equipment City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Electrical EquipmentAll electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe and approved manner.Every habitable space in a dwelling shall contain at least two separate and remote receptacle outlets.Every laundry area shall contain at least one grounded-type receptacle.Every bathroom and areas within six feet of kitchen sinks shall contain GFCI receptacles.Every public hall, interior stairway, water closet compartment, bathroom, laundry room and furnace room shall contain at least one electric lighting fixture.
42 Interior Smoke Detector City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Smoke DetectorEvery dwelling unit shall be equipped with a minimum of one smoke detector installed in accordance with the following:(1) Existing operable smoke detectors, the installation of which conformed to State building and electrical codes at the time of their installation; or(2) Installation of a smoke detector shall meet the criteria of the Indiana Building Code and the Indiana One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code but in no event more than 15 feet from the bedroom or sleeping area.(3) At least one smoke detector shall be installed on each story.
43 Interior Smoke Detector City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Smoke DetectorEach smoke detector shall be either battery-powered with a minimum of nine volts, or powered by a 110-volt alternating unswitched current, or industry equivalent as future technology develops.
44 Interior Smoke Detector City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Smoke DetectorThe occupant of a dwelling unit shall test each smoke detector at least annually to ensure its operation.If an occupant discovers a malfunctioning unit, and is not the owner of said unit, the occupant shall notify the owner within 48 hours by certified mail of the malfunction.Upon notification, the owner shall repair the malfunction within 72 hours, unless the malfunction is due to battery maintenance which is the responsibility of the tenant.
45 Interior Smoke Detector City of EvansvilleProperty Maintenance CodeInterior Smoke DetectorBattery MaintenanceThe occupant of a dwelling unit shall ensure that an operable battery is maintained in each battery-operated smoke detector during his occupancy of the dwelling unit.Smoke Detector Maintenance.If the owner does not occupy a dwelling unit, the owner of the dwelling unit shall maintain each smoke detector, except for the battery, after others occupy the dwelling unit.The owner of each battery-powered smoke detector shall supply an operable battery before any person occupies a dwelling unit as a dwelling unit.
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