(a)   Whenever the Chief Building Official or Inspector representing the city determines that there has been a violation of this chapter, or has grounds to believe a violation has occurred, notice shall be given to the owner or his or her authorized representative.
   (b)   Such notice shall be in accordance with all of the following:
      (1)   Be in writing;
      (2)   Include the name and address of the hotel, motel or extended stay hotel;
      (3)   Include a statement of violation or violations and why the notice is being issued;
      (4)   Include a correction order allowing a reasonable time for the owner or authorized representative to bring his facility into compliance with this chapter.
   (c)   Notice shall be deemed properly served if a copy thereof is:
      (1)   Delivered personally;
      (2)   Sent by certified or first-class mail to the address listed upon the hotel, motel or extended stay hotel Permit to Operate.
   (d)   The city shall assess a re-inspection fee, of one hundred dollars ($100) for each re-inspection that is required after the initial re-inspection following the issuance of a notice of violation.
   (e)   Transfer of ownership.  It shall be unlawful for the owner of any hotel, motel, or extended stay hotel who has received a notice of violation and who is not in compliance with the order to sell, transfer, or lease the facility until the provisions of the compliance order or notice of violation have been complied with or the owner or his or her authorized representative furnishes the buyer or lessee with a true copy of the notice of violation, and shall provide the city a signed and notarized statement from the grantee, purchaser, or lessee acknowledging receipt of such notice of violation and accepting full responsibility without condition for making the corrections required to bring the facility into compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. C90-05. Passed 9-19-05.)