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Presentations of Uniform Act Final Rule Implementation

Decent, Safe, and Sanitary (cont.)

Image: Graphic of two circles, one inside the other -- depicts the smaller inner circle as the core URA requirements while the larger circle relates to the local codes and ordinances emphasized by the rule to be used in making decent, safe & sanitary determinations

Long Description: The Bigger circle represents Primary: Local codes, while the smaller circle represents Secondary:23.2(a)(8)

Primary: Local Codes

Secondary: § 24.2(a)(8)


The primary determinates of housing standards are local codes, both occupancy codes and housing standards codes. Absent a local code, or when the local codes are less protective than the regulatory definition of DSS, then the provisions of § 24.2(a)(8) apply as a minimum. The "core" of the DSS standard is the definition of Decent, Safe and Sanitary contained in § 24.2(a)(8), but the real "meat" of the standard is the local codes.

Updated: 9/5/2014
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