§ 17-82. Definitions.  

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  • [As used in this article the following words and terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed:]


    Dwelling unit means:


    A structure or part of a structure that is rented for use as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one person or by two or more persons who maintain a common household.


    A mobile home rented by a tenant.


    A structure or part of a structure that is furnished, with or without rent, as an incident of employment for use as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one or more persons.


    Landlord means the owner or lessor of a dwelling unit.


    Tenant means any person entitled to occupy a dwelling unit under a rental agreement.


    Premises means a dwelling unit and the structure of which it is a part and a mobile home lot and the appurtenant facilities and grounds, areas, facilities, and property held out for the use of tenants generally.


    Public nuisance means any place or premise which within a six-month period has been used on more than two (2) occasions:


    As the site of the unlawful sale or delivery of controlled substances, or


    By a youth and street gang for the purpose of conducting a patter of youth and street gang activity, or


    For prostitution, or solicitation of prostitution, or


    For illegal gambling, or


    For the illegal sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages, or


    For lewd or lascivious behavior, or


    Any premise or place declared to be a nuisance by Florida Statute, Section 823.05 or Section 823.10 as they may be renumbered or amended from time to time.


    Rental agreement means any written agreement, or oral agreement if for less duration than one (1) year, providing for use and occupancy of premises.

(Ord. No. 94-113, § 1(B), 6-9-94)