Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the fire commissioner or the buildings commissioner and their respective assistants shall make an annual inspection of all theaters, churches, schools, public assembly units, public places of amusement and open air assembly units; and also all buildings over one story in height, except single dwellings, multiple-use buildings consisting of business and dwelling units two stories or less in height, and multiple dwellings three stories or less in height, unless such multiple dwellings are lodging or roominghouses with sleeping accommodations for 20 or more persons. With respect to any establishment requiring a public place of amusement license, the fire commissioner or the buildings commissioner and their respective assistants shall make an inspection within the 90 days preceding the deadline for the annual renewal application for the license. It shall be the duty of every owner, agent, lessee, or occupant of any such building and of the person in charge or control of the same to permit the making of such annual inspection by the fire commissioner, or by the building commissioner or by a duly authorized inspector at any time upon demand being duly made.
Inspections by the buildings commissioner of places for eating, as that term is defined in Section4-8-010" destination-id="JD_4-8-010">4-8-010, shall be controlled by Section 4-8-042" destination-id="JD_4-8-042">4-8-042; provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to limit inspections of any place for eating by the fire commissioner.
(Prior code § 46-2; Amend Coun. J. 7-9-84, p. 8225; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-89, p. 4604; Amend Coun. J. 10-1-03, p. 9163, § 3.4; Amend Coun. J. 9-29-04, p. 32144, § 4)