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Policy Summary

This law creates standards for communal kitchens. The requirements include a kitchen sink with hot water, stove with at least two burners and an oven, a refrigerator with adequate storage, adequate food preparation area, and adequate garbage and recycling facilities.

Background Information

State Connecticut
Jurisdiction Name Norwich
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Make;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

This law relates to communcal kitchen standards for multi-unit housing developments (specifically rooming houses). § 4-152.

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

Addresses implementation?

A roomminghouse license shall be issued by the health officer in the name of the operator and for the specific dwelling or dwelling unit upon compliance by the operator with the applicable provisions of the law. §4-141.

Enforcement provisions?

The housing inspector shall give notice of the infraction to the operator and a reasonable time for correction, if the infraction is not corrected then the operator's roominghouse license will be suspended. § 4-144.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Norwich, Connecticut Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4 Building and Structures, Article IV Property Maintenance Code, Division 6 Roominghouse and Hotel Standards. History: Ord. No. 350, tit. II, § 9.12, 9-8-64; Ord. No. 1344, § 2, 10-7-96.