The Mount Joy Borough Property Maintenance Code (2009 International Property Maintenance Code) shall apply to all existing residential and nonresidential 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 ownersoperators and occupants; the occupancy of existing structures and premises, and for administration, enforcement and penalties.

The Code has been adopted to ensure public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises.