§ 48-62.   Heating Facilities 
A. 
Facilities Required. Heating facilities shall be provided in structures as required by this 
section. 
B. 
Residential Occupancies. Dwellings shall be provided with a permanently installed heating system
capable of maintaining a room temperature of 65°F (18.33°C) during the heating season. Cooking
appliances shall not be used to provide space heating to meet the requirements of this section. For the
purpose of this Article, the “heating season” is defined as the period between October 1 of each year and
the following March 30.  The Code Official shall have no responsibility to determine which of the Owner
or the Tenant has the obligation to provide fuel (or electricity) for the heating system.  The Code
Official’s sole responsibility in this regard is the determination of whether the mechanical heating system
permanently installed is operable if provided with fuel (or electricity, as the case may be).
C. 
Heat Supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more 
dwelling
unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, to  furnish heat to the
occupants thereof shall supply heat to maintain a temperature of not less 
than 65°F (18.33°C) in all habitable
rooms. 
(1)
Exceptions: When the outdoor temperature is below the winter outdoor design 
temperature for the locality, maintenance of the minimum room temperature shall 
not be required provided that the heating system is operating at its full design  
capacity.
D. 
Occupiable Common Areas. Indoor common areas spaces shall be supplied with heat to 
maintain
a temperature of not less than 60°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied. 
(1)
Exceptions: 
a.
Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special 
temperature conditions.        
 
b.
Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical 
activities. 
E. 
Room Temperature Measurement. The required room temperatures shall be measured 3 feet 
above
the floor near the center of the room and 2 feet (610 mm) inward from the center of each 
exterior wall.