§ 12-241. Mechanical and electrical requirements  

Effective on Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • a. Heating requirements. Heating facilities shall be provided in structures as required below: 

    1. Residential occupancies: Dwellings shall be provided with permanently installed heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of sixty-eight (68) degrees Fahrenheit in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. Cooking appliances or portable units shall not be used to provide space heating to meet the requirements of this section.

    2. Nonresidential occupancies: Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units or sleeping units on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat capable to maintain a temperature of not less than sixty-eight (68) degrees Fahrenheit in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. 

    3. Occupiable work spaces: Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat to maintain a temperature of not less than sixty-five (65) degrees Fahrenheit. Except in processing, storage, and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions or areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities. 

    b. Mechanical appliances. All mechanical appliances, fireplaces, solid fuel-burning appliances, cooking appliances and water heating appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe working condition, and shall be capable of performing the intended function.

    c. Removal of combustion products. All fuel-burning equipment and appliances shall be connected to an approved chimney or vent, except fuel-burning equipment and appliances which are labeled for unvented operation.

    d. Combustible materials clearance. All required clearances to combustible materials shall be maintained.

    e. Safety controls. All safety controls for fuel-burning equipment shall be maintained in effective operation.

    f. Combustion air. A supply of air for complete combustion of the fuel and for ventilation of the space containing the fuel-burning equipment shall be provided for the fuel-burning equipment. 

    g. Energy conservation devices. Devices intended to reduce fuel consumption by attachment to fuel-burning appliances, to the fuel supply line thereto, or to the vent outlet or vent piping therefrom, shall not be installed unless labeled for such purpose and the installation is specifically approved by the building official. 

    h. Electrical equipment installation. All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe and approved manner.

    i. Luminaries. Every public hall, interior stairway, toilet room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, garage, boiler room and furnace room shall contain the required luminaries as required by the applicable Florida Building Code or building standards.

    j. Electrical system hazards prohibited. Electrical systems in a structure shall not constitute a hazard to the occupants or the structure by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, insufficient receptacle and lightning outlets, improper wiring or installation, deterioration or damage, or for similar reasons.

    k. Duct systems. Duct systems shall be maintained free of obstruction and shall be capable of performing the required function.


(Ord. No. 2016-02, § 1, 1-19-16; Ord. No. 2022-35, § 1, 7-19-22)