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1. All fee waivers must be applied for on an annual basis, and are subject to approval by the City Mayor or his or her designee.
2. A fee waiver is valid for no more than 12 months, and may be issued for a shorter period of time.
a. Property which has been devastated by a catastrophe such as fire or flood, the owner has 30 days to register from the date of the disaster but may be exempt from the fees. This exemption is for the duration of one year from the date of the catastrophe; thereafter all applicable fees are due.
b. A property owner who is indigent must register and is otherwise subject to this article but may be exempt from the fees.
c. Representatives of a property owner who is deceased or is no longer legally competent must register the property and are otherwise subject to this article, but may be exempt from the registration fees. If representatives of the property owner cannot be identified and provisions of this article are required to be carried out by the city to protect the property, then the city reserves the right to make corrections and charge the cost to the owner(s) by filing appropriate liens with the County Clerk.
d. Where the owner of the property has obtained a building permit and is progressing in an expedient manner to prepare the premises for occupancy, the owner must register the property and is otherwise subject to this article but may be exempt from the registration fees.
(Ord. 2019-05, passed 7-8-2019)