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A. Each annual registration for the residential rental dwelling unit inspection program shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee in the amount established by Resolution of the City Council. The fee shall be used to defray the costs of the administration and enforcement of this Chapter.
B. If a residential rental dwelling unit is approved in the Self-Certification Program an annual self-certification fee in the amount established by Resolution of the City Council will be required. The fee shall be used to defray the costs of the administration and enforcement of the Program. If a residential rental dwelling unit is not approved in the Self-Certification Program an annual inspection fee for an annual inspection in the amount established by resolution of the City Council will be required. The annual inspection fee includes the cost of the annual inspection and one compliance re-inspection, if necessary. If the owner fails to correct any found violations by the first compliance re-inspection, the owner shall pay a re-inspection fee for the second and subsequent compliance re-inspections in the amount established by Resolution of the City Council. All fees are non-refundable.
C. The annual residential rental dwelling unit program fee shall be levied for the calendar year and each applicant must pay the full fee for the calendar year upon submission of the application for that year's residential rental dwelling unit registration. For residential rental dwelling units which become subject to this Chapter after July 1 of the calendar year, program fees shall be reduced by one-half.
D. The residential rental dwelling unit program fee required by this Chapter is in addition to and not in lieu of any general business license fee or tax that might be required by Chapter 5.04 of this Code.
1. Failure to Pay Annual Fee. In addition to any remedies the City may elect to pursue pursuant to the provisions of this Code for failure to pay the annual residential rental dwelling unit program fee when due, the Director shall add a penalty of twenty (20) percent of the permit fee on the first day of the month following the due date and ten (10) percent for each month thereafter while the fee remains unpaid, provided that the amount of the penalty shall not exceed fifty (50) percent of the amount of the fee due.
2. Failure to Register. If an owner fails to register for the residential rental dwelling unit inspection program as required by this Chapter the fee due shall be that amount due and payable from the first date when the person engaged in the residential rental business in the City after the effective date of this Chapter, together with the penalty prescribed in subsection E.1. Additionally, the Director may choose to refuse to establish water service for residential rental dwelling units that fail to register under this Chapter. For residential rental dwelling units that fail to register and already have water service, the Director may choose to terminate water service in accordance with applicable law.
[Ord. No. 534, 5/13/15; Am. Ord. 536, Section 1, 10/28/15.]