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File #: 210205    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 3/11/2021 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9 of Subcode PM ("The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code") of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Additional Special Requirements," to establish a program in which the City may perform certain urgent repairs and bill the property owner; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Gauthier
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21020500.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9 of Subcode PM ("The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code") of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Additional Special Requirements," to establish a program in which the City may perform certain urgent repairs and bill the property owner; all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. 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 PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE)

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CHAPTER 9
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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SECTION PM-906. NECESSARY URGENT REPAIR PROGRAM.

(1) Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

"Department." The Department of Licenses and Inspections.

"Qualifying Multi-Family Building." A residential building that has a Household Living Use pursuant to Section 14-601(2)(a)(.3) of the Philadelphia Zoning Code and, in which, a public nuisance is present.

"Qualifying Vacant Single-Family Building." A residential building that has been unoccupied for one year or more, has a Household Living Use pursuant to Section 14-601(2)(a)(.1) of the Philadelphia Zoning Code and, in which, the presence of a public nuisance is significantly impacting a neighboring property.

(2) A significant violation of one or more of the following sections of the Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code shall be considered a public nuisance:

(a) PM15-504.3: Plumbing Systems-Hazards;

(b) PM15-506.1: Plumbing Systems-Sanitary Drainage;

(c) PM15-506.2: Plumbing Systems-Sanitary Maintenance;

(d) PM15-602.2: Mechanical & Electrical-Heating Residential;

(e) PM15-602.3: Mechanical-Heating Residential Temp;

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