Buildings and Construction
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section unless otherwise defined in the text of the section:
"Chapter" or "this chapter" means Chapter 15.52 of the Shawnee Municipal Code.
"Code" or "this code" means the Shawnee Municipal Code.
"Land" except where specifically limited, or where the context would require limitation, the use of the terms "land" or "real property" means residential land, nonresidential land and vacant lots.
"Nonresidential land" means the real property on which nonresidential structures are situated.
"Nonresidential structure" means any structure which is used for other than residential purposes, or a part of such structure, or a structure a part of which is used for other than residential purposes and, where applicable, the premises on which such structures are situated.
"Occupant" means any person, partnership, or corporation who alone or jointly or severally with others resides upon or occupies land as defined in this chapter.
"Owner" means any person, partnership or corporation who alone or jointly or severally with others has legal title to residential or nonresidential land and/or structures or vacant lots or any person, partnership or corporation who is trustee or guardian of the estate or person of the title holder.
"Public officer" means the code enforcement officer, a police officer, the chief codes administrator, or any other individual designated by the city manager.
"Residential land" means the real property on which residential structures are situated.
"Residential structure" means any building or structure or part thereof, used and occupied for human habitation, or intended to be so used if unoccupied and includes any appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith.
"Sales inventory" means all equipment, vehicles and products which are displayed or available for sale or temporarily stored on the premises for repair or service.
"Section" means the stated section of the Shawnee Municipal Code.
"Structure" except where specifically limited, or where the context would require limitation, the use of the word "structure" within this chapter shall refer to both residential and nonresidential structures.
"Trim" means all finish elements to the exterior of the structure including but not limited to finish elements surrounding windows, doors and other openings, ornamental features and fascia board.
"Vacant lot" means any real property on which there is situated no residential or nonresidential structure.
"Vehicle" means any automobile, truck, tractor, farm machinery or motorcycle which as originally built contained an engine, regardless of whether it contains an engine at any other time, including trailers, boats and motor homes. (Ord. 2379 §1(part), 1998)