§ 14.568  DEFINITIONS.
   The following words and terms, when used in this Article VIII have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. Terms not defined in this Article VIII, which are defined in codes adopted by reference in §§ 14.567 and 15.01, have the meanings ascribed to them as stated in those codes.
   ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT. A secondary that is:
      (a)   Physically attached to or within a unit;
      (b)   Subordinate in size to the unit;
      (c)   Fully separated from the unit by means of a wall or floor, with or without a door;
      (d)   Uses a separate entrance than the primary ; and
      (e)   Meets the definitional requirements for a (cooking, living, sanitary and sleeping facilities) as defined in § 19.03.
   AGENT. An employee or other , other than the of said , residing within the seven county metro area appointed by the or licensee to receive notices from the city and correct violations.
   DWELLING, MULTIPLE-FAMILY. A building or portion thereof designed or used for use for residential occupancy by three or more families in separate .
   DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY. A building designed or used for residential occupancy by one with or without an approved .
   DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY. A building designed or used for residential occupancy by two families in separate fully separated by an unpierced wall extending from ground to roof or an unpierced ceiling and floor extending from exterior wall to exterior wall, except for a common stairwell exterior to both units, including both duplexes and double bungalows but not including .
   DWELLING UNIT. One or more designed for residential use by a single that contain cooking, living, sanitary and sleeping facilities and that are physically separated from any other or dwelling units which may be in the same structure.
   FAMILY. One or more related by blood, marriage or adoption, including foster children and domestic partners and civil unions recognized under Minnesota law, or a group of not more than four (excluding personal care attendants, in accordance with M.S. § 256B.0625, subd. 19a, as it may be amended from time to time, and Minnesota Rules part 9505.0335), occupying a . This definition includes a as defined in this Article VIII of city code, as well as those renting .
   FUNCTIONAL HOUSEHOLD. A household consisting of the of the property or a qualifying relative occupant for homestead purposes in the county, in addition to three or fewer other living and cooking together with a shared kitchen, whether or not they are related by blood, marriage or adoption.
   GROUP HOUSING. A dwelling occupied by five or more individuals renting a bedroom or bed and shared living spaces with or without supervision. Group housing includes . Group housing does not include owner-occupied meeting the definition of a .
   HABITABLE SPACE. An approved space in a structure used for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Bathrooms, toilet , closets, halls, storage or utility spaces, and similar areas are not considered HABITABLE SPACES.
   HOUSING INSPECTOR. The Environmental Health Division Manager or designee, and has the same meaning as code official as used in the International Property Maintenance Code adopted by reference.
   HOUSING WITH SERVICES ESTABLISHMENT. An establishment as defined by M.S. § 144D.01, subd. 4, as it may be amended from time to time.
   INTERESTED PARTY. Any natural , partnership, limited partnership, corporation, trust, political subdivision of the state or any other legally recognized organization having legal or equitable interest in the property, including any known lessee or of a rental unit, any known mortgage holder or holder of a secured interest in the property, any known holding an unrecorded contract for deed, any known mortgagee or vendee in physical possession of the property, any insurer of the property, any , operator, firm or corporation responsible for the maintenance or operation of the property.
   ISSUING AUTHORITY. The City of Bloomington Licensing Section.
   OWNER. The fee title owner of the property as recorded in official records of the state, county or municipality, including the guardian of the estate of any such owner, and the executor or administrator of the estate of such owner if ordered to take possession of the real property by a court or the duly authorized of that owner.
   PROSPECTIVE TENANT. A who has completed a written application to a particular rental unit owned or managed by the requesting that a criminal history inquiry be conducted.
   PERSON. Any individual over one year of age.
   RENT. Consideration paid for the use of the premises, including, but not limited to, money, services or a combination thereof; or shared housing expenses with not part of the homeowner’s immediate .
   RENTAL HOUSING. A or occupied pursuant to a .
   RENTAL LEASE. A written contract between an , or manager, and a , whereby the makes payments in order to occupy the , or . The RENTAL LEASE also includes language that relates to the obligations of both parties to the contract and has the same meaning as a rental agreement.
   ROOM. Interior space enclosed by walls or separated from other similar spaces by walls or partitions.
   TENANT. A who a , bedroom or bed in , or an .
   TRANSIENT LODGING. The lease, license or other agreement for the occupancy, possession or tenancy of a , or portion thereof, where the actual term of occupancy, possession, or tenancy is less than 30 consecutive calendar days including, but not limited to bed and breakfasts, resorts, vacation homes, crash pads, hostels, and the like.
   WORK/LIVE DWELLING UNIT. A built space used or designed to be used both as a workplace, where the primary work is performed on site, and as a residence by one family, and where the residential use is secondary to the primary use as a place of work, and approved per § 21.302.30.
(Ord. 2014-9, passed 5-5-2014; Ord. 2015-5, passed 1-26-2015; Ord. 2016-6, passed 4-18-2016; Ord. 2017-25, passed 7-25-2017; Ord. 2019-2, passed 1-7-2019)