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No person shall own, operate, lease, rent, occupy, or otherwise allow a rental unit within the city to be occupied unless there is a valid certificate of compliance issued by the city for the rental unit.
(A) Requirements. A certificate of compliance shall be issued only after all of the following requirements have been satisfactorily completed.
(1) Registration of the rental unit with the city;
(2) Designation of the responsible local agent;
(3) Payment in full of any and all required fees for registration, plus any penalties that may have been imposed on the property; and
(4) Inspection by the city’s Ordinance Enforcement Officer resulting in a determination that the rental unit and the property complies with all laws.
(B) Temporary certificates. Temporary certificates of compliance may be issued without prior inspection by the city’s Ordinance Enforcement Officer for those occupied rental units existing as of the effective date of this chapter. Such temporary certificates of compliance may be issued as of the effective date of the initial registration following the effective date of this chapter to allow property owners to operate such rental units until such time as an inspection may be made by the city’s Ordinance Enforcement Officer. At such time as an inspection is made and the city has determined that provisions of this chapter have been complied with the temporary certificate shall expire.
(C) Posting of the certificate of compliance. The certificate of compliance shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in each rental unit at all times, along with the name, address and telephone number of the responsible local agent.
(Ord. 206, passed 7-9-2018; Ord. 207, passed 8-13-2018)