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It is unlawful for any person to create, permit, maintain, suffer, carry on, or allow, upon any premises, any of the acts, things, or conditions declared by this chapter to be a nuisance. The owners of all residential dwellings, commercial establishments, and/or real estate upon which a violation of this chapter is found shall be jointly and severally responsible for compliance with this chapter and jointly and severally liable for any damages or costs incurred and awarded under this chapter. For purposes of this chapter, “owner” means any person, including any natural person, joint venture, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust, or organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, officer, or employee of any of them, having any interest in the real estate in question as indicated in the records of the office of the Pierce County Assessor, or who establishes, under this chapter, his or her ownership interest therein. [Ord. 617 §§ 1, 2 (Exh. A), 2022.]