A.   Vacant Building Registration:
      1.   The owner shall register a vacant or abandoned building with the city not later than thirty (30) calendar days after any building in the city becomes an "abandoned/vacant building" as defined in this chapter. Failure to register an abandoned/vacant building or providing false information to the city shall be a violation of this chapter and punishable as a simple misdemeanor or municipal infraction as provided for in title 1, chapter 4 of this code.
      2.   The registration shall include the following information:
         a.   A description of the premises;
         b.   The names and addresses of the owner or owners;
         c.   The names and addresses of all known lien holders and all other parties with an ownership interest in the building;
         d.   The name of the agent designated to act on the behalf of an out of town property owner to accept legal processes and notices, and to authorize repairs as required; and
         e.   The period of time the building is expected to remain vacant and/or a plan and timetable to comply with applicable city codes.
   B.   Vacant Building Registration Fees: The owner of a vacant building shall pay an annual fee reasonably related to the administrative cost of registering and processing the vacant building owner registration form and the costs of the city in monitoring and inspecting the vacant building site. This fee shall be established by resolution of the city council and shall be paid in full prior to the issuance of any permits or acceptance of the registration form for the subject property.
   C.   Inspections: The owner shall allow inspections upon request and allow annual inspections of the interior and exterior of the premises for the purpose of enforcing and assuring compliance with the provisions of this chapter and housing and building codes. (Ord. 00-3954, 12-19-2000)