The provisions of Fort Smith's Property Maintenance Code shall apply to all existing residential and nonresidential structures as well as fences and accessory structures and all existing premises and constitute minimum requirements and standards for premises, structures, equipment and facilities for light, ventilation, space, heating, sanitation, protection from the elements, life safety, safety from fire and other hazards, and for safe and sanitary maintenance; the responsibility of owners, operators and occupants and the occupancy of existing structures and premises.

 

Key elements addressed by the Property Maintenance Code include but are not limited to the following:

     UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT

     EXTERIOR STRUCTURE MAINTENANCE

     INTERIOR STRUCTURE MAINTENANCE

     HANDRAILS AND GUARDRAILS

    EXTERMINATION OF INFESTATIONS

    LIGHTING AND ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS

    VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS

    OCCUPANCY LIMITATIONS

    PLUMBING SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES

    HEATING REQUIREMENTS

    MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

    ELECTRICAL FACILITIES

    FIRE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS

 

 The Property Maintenance Code is also supported by the following Referenced Standards:

    National Electrical Code and Fort Smith Electrical Code

    Arkansas Fire Prevention Code Volumes I, II and III

    Arkansas Mechanical Code

    Arkansas Plumbing Code

    Fort Smith Zoning Code