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File #: 160677    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 6/16/2016 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Subcode "PM" of The Philadelphia Code ("The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code"), by revising certain requirements and penalties with respect to maintenance and upkeep of vacant structures and land; and by providing for separate special requirements for Foreclosed Vacant Residential Properties and Large Vacant Commercial and Industrial Properties; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
Code sections: PM-301.0 - GENERAL, PM-302.0 - Exterior Property Areas, PM-901.0 - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FORECLOSED VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, PM-902.0 - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LARGE VACANT COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 16067700.pdf
Title
Amending Subcode "PM" of The Philadelphia Code ("The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code"), by revising certain requirements and penalties with respect to maintenance and upkeep of vacant structures and land; and by providing for separate special requirements for Foreclosed Vacant Residential Properties and Large Vacant Commercial and Industrial Properties; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Subcode PM of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE

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SUBCODE PM ("THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE")

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CHAPTER 3
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION PM-301 GENERAL

PM-301.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall govern the minimum conditions and the responsibilities of persons for maintenance of structures, equipment and exterior property.

PM-301.2 Responsibility. The owner of the premises shall maintain the structures and exterior property in compliance with these requirements, except as otherwise provided for in this code. A person shall not occupy as owner-occupant or permit another person to occupy premises which are not in a sanitary and safe condition and which do not comply with the requirements of this chapter. Occupants of a dwelling unit, rooming unit or housekeeping unit are responsible for keeping in a clean, sanitary and safe condition that part of the dwelling unit, rooming unit, housekeeping unit or premises which they occupy and control.

PM-301.3 Vacant structures [and land]. All vacant structures and premises thereof [or vacant land] shall be maintained in a clean, safe, secure and sanitary condition as provided herein so as not to cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health or safety.

PM-301.3.1 Protection against unauthorized entry.
The owner of a vacant structure shall ensure that all doors, windows, and openin...

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