City of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.1]
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall keep in clean and sanitary condition that part of the dwelling, dwelling unit or premises thereof, which he occupies or controls.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.2]
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall be responsible for the exercise of proper care and cleanliness in the use and operation of all plumbing fixtures, sanitary facilities and related appliances and equipment.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.3]
Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall dispose of rubbish, garbage and other matter as provided in Sections 12-76 and 12-108. In a dwelling containing three or more dwelling units, adequate rubbish and garbage containers shall be supplied by the owner.
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Editor's Note: See also the garbage collection regulations in Ch. 9, Garbage, Trash and Weeds, Art. II.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.4]
Every occupant of a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any rodents, vermin or other pests therein or on the premises. Every occupant of a dwelling unit in a building containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his dwelling unit is the only one infested, except that whenever such infestation is caused by the failure of the owner to carry out the provisions of this Chapter, as cited in Sections 12-80, 12-94 and 12-109, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner. When two or more dwelling units within a building are so infested, it shall be the responsibility of the owner to carry out the provisions of this Chapter within such building, as cited above with respect to extermination.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.5]
Every owner of a building containing three or more dwelling units shall be responsible for maintaining in a clean and sanitary condition the shared or public areas of the dwelling and premises thereof.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.6]
Every owner of a dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming house and rooming unit shall be responsible for keeping supplied facilities in proper operating condition.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.7]
(a) 
Every owner or operator of a building, who permits to be occupied any dwelling unit or rooming unit therein under an agreement, express or implied, to supply or furnish heat to the occupants thereof, shall supply heat adequate to maintain therein at any time when the outside temperature drops below 50° F. a minimum inside temperature of 70° F. based on outside temperature in all habitable rooms, bathroom, shower rooms and toilet rooms or compartments, in all such rooms.
(b) 
The provisions of this section shall not apply where the failure to maintain minimum requirements is caused by a general shortage of fuel, negligent or malicious act of the occupant, necessary repairs or alterations or any cause beyond the control of the owner or occupant.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.8]
No owner, operator or occupant shall cause any service, facility, equipment or utility which is required to be supplied by the provisions of this code to be removed from, shut off from or discontinued for any occupied dwelling unit, except for necessary repairs, alterations or emergencies.
[Ord. of 12-3-1962, § 270.9]
No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or permit to be occupied by another any vacant dwelling or dwelling unit, unless and until it is in good repair, clean, sanitary, in habitable condition and in full compliance with all the provisions of this code and any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.