Sec. 11-167. Inspection fees.
There shall be an inspection fee paid to cover the cost of the initial, follow-up, and periodic inspection's of each residential rental dwelling unit located in those areas of the city covered by this article. For multi-family developments the inspections division shall not charge a fee for more than ten (10) residential rental dwelling units, unless violations of the building code are found affecting the safe, decent and sanitary living conditions for tenants of such multi-family development, the inspections division may inspect as many residential rental dwelling units as necessary to enforce the building code, in which case, the fee shall be based upon a charge per residential rental dwelling unit inspected. The inspection fees will be as established by city council from time to time by resolution and a copy of the schedule of fees will be kept in the office of the inspections division and shall be available for review upon request. No certificate of compliance shall be issued until all inspection fees have been paid and all violations have been corrected. Once a residential rental unit has been inspected it shall be a violation of this article for a property owner or managing agent to rent such residential rental unit without paying the inspection fees and obtaining a certificate of compliance. If the inspection fees are paid by check or draft which is subsequently returned for insufficient funds or because there is no account or the account has been closed, the certificate of compliance shall be revoked and it shall be a violation of this article for a property owner or managing agent to continue to rent the residential rental unit without paying the inspection fees and obtaining a new certificate of compliance. (Ord. of 10-28-03, O-03-177, eff. 10-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-032, 3-8-05; Ord. No. O-08-007, 1-22-08)
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