The purpose of the property maintenance code is to protect the public health, safety, public convenience, comfort, prosperity, or general welfare as it pertains to areas, premises, and buildings used for residential, commercial, industrial, travel, and public purposes.
This protection is provided by:
Establishing minimum standards for maintaining residential, commercial, and industrial environmental quality to preserve and achieve the presentable appearance of existing structures and premises; avoiding blighted effects of the deficient maintenance of structures and premises and their negative impact on the value of the surrounding properties; and eliminating hazardous conditions
Fixing the responsibility of owners, operators, and occupants of all structures and their premises
Providing for administration, enforcement, and penalties