Application fees for rental properties shall not exceed the actual cost of the screening process or thirty dollars ($30.00), whichever is lower.  The actual cost of the screening process includes only the hard costs associated with a background check.  Labor costs and other soft costs associated with application process must be excluded.  Hard costs may include, but not be limited to, the following: national, state and local criminal background checks, credit reports, rental history records and/or reference checks, eviction records and/or employment verification.  Each adult who intends to reside in a residential rental unit may be charged an application fee.  (Ord. 56-19, 12-17-2019)