1332.03  INSPECTION PRIOR TO ISSUANCE.
   (a)   Within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of a Rental License Application, the Chief Building Official, or his assistant, shall inspect the exterior of the premises for the purpose of determining compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of the Building Code and the Property Maintenance Code. The prospective lessor of the premises shall have the right to be present at the initial and any subsequent inspections.
   (b)   Such exterior inspection shall be made between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and the Chief Building Official, or his designee, shall at all times cooperate with the applicant in setting up an appointment for such exterior inspections. The applicant shall be required to notify the purchaser or lessor of such appointment and his or her right to be present.
   (c)   The Chief Building Official, or his designee, shall present proper identification to the owner, agent or present occupant of the premises.
   (d)   The applicant shall cooperate with the Chief Building Official, or his designee, for the purpose of making such exterior inspection.
   (e)   In the event of inability of the Chief Building Official, or his assistant, to determine the status or condition of any specific item or items due to weather or other conditions such as snow covered roofs, driveways, patios, etc., it shall be noted on the face of the inspection sheet. The inability to determine the status of any such condition shall not constitute a waiver of any existing violation ascertained at a later time under proper conditions. Follow-up inspections shall be scheduled not later than six (6) months from the date of the initial inspection at which the conditions existed that prohibited a complete inspection and shall be conducted in a manner and with notice as set forth herein. The applicant shall be responsible for the correction of any violations.  (Ord.  2019-07-23.  Passed 7-17-19.)