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      RS 40:580.1     


§580.1.  Definitions

The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Part, have the following respective meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

(1)  "Council" means the legislative body, commission council, board of aldermen, or other body charged with governing a municipality.

(2)  "Dwelling" means any building or structure, or part thereof, used and occupied for human habitation or intended to be so used, and includes any yard, garden, outhouses, and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith.

(3)  "Owner" means the holder of the title or a mortgagee, whose interest is shown of record or who is in possession of a dwelling, or any person in control of a dwelling, or the agent of any such person.

(4)  "Parties in interest" means persons who have an interest of record in or who are in possession of a dwelling.

(5)  "Public authority" means any housing authority of a municipality or any officer who is in charge of any department or branch of the government of the municipality, parish, or state relating to health, fire, building regulations, or to other activities concerning dwellings in the municipality.

(6)  "Public officer" means the officer or officers who are authorized by ordinance adopted under this Part to exercise the powers prescribed in the ordinance and by this Part.

Acts 1997, No. 1188, §1.

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