Article III - General Requirements
48-31.   General 
Scope. The provisions of this section shall govern the minimum conditions and the responsibilities of
persons for maintenance of structures, equipment and exterior property. 
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 section. 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.
§48-32.  Through 48-33.  (Reserved) 
§48-34.   Exterior Structure 
General. The exterior of a structure shall be maintained so as not to pose a threat to the public health,
safety or welfare. 
Premises identification. A sign indicating the address of a property shall be provided as required by
Henderson County Code, Chapter 41, Property Addressing.
Structural members. All structural members shall be capable of safely supporting the imposed dead and
live loads. 
Foundation walls. All foundation walls shall be free from open cracks and breaks and shall be kept in
such condition so as to prevent the entry of water, rodents and other pests. 
Exterior walls. All exterior walls shall be free from holes and breaks. 
Roofs and drainage. The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain.