(A)   (1)    The term COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, as used in this subchapter, is defined to mean real property, buildings and any and all rental units situated therein within the village and used to conduct, transact or carry on commerce, trade or business with the general public or used in connection with the conducting, transacting or carrying on of commerce, trade or business with the general public.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to hereafter occupy, by purchase, rental, lease or otherwise, or for any owner or agent thereof, to permit the occupation of any commercial property, or addition thereto, or part thereof, for any purpose until a Certificate of Compliance has been issued by the Building Officer.
      (3)   Said certificate is required for each and every separate occupancy and in the case of rental or lease, said certificate is required for each new tenant.
      (4)   It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly make any false statement in the notice of intent to sell or rent commercial property.
   (B)   (1)   All owners, agents, brokers or any individual or legal entity having ownership or control of any residential property which is offered for sale or rental within the village must notify the Village Building Department within five days after the first real estate listing agreement is executed or within five days after public notification of an intent to sell or rent is made or published, whichever shall occur first.
      (2)   The notification shall be in writing on a form made available at the office of the Building Department.
   (C)   No Certificate of Compliance shall be issued unless each violation of any building code or regulation of the "Building Ordinance of Kirkland, Illinois," as set forth in the inspection report of the Building Officer, is corrected.
   (D)   A Certificate of Compliance is a condition precedent in order to receive village water or sewer services.
(Ord. 2019-11, passed 10-7-2019)