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(a) Fee for a certificate of inspection shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00).
(b) There shall be no fee for one re-inspection requested by the same owner within twelve months from the date of the initial inspection to verify corrections of violations stated within the certificate of inspection. All subsequent re-inspections may be billed at twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per inspection.
(c) In the event of resale within the one-year period, this certificate shall be transferred to any subsequent bona fide purchaser and shall be valid for the remainder of that period.
(d) The owner of a vacant building shall pay an annual fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the first year the building remains vacant. For every consecutive year that the building remains vacant, the annual fee will be assessed at double the previous year's fee amount for a maximum annual fee equaling the five-year fee of three thousand two hundred dollars ($3,200) to be used for the fifth and for all consecutive, subsequent years of vacancy.
(e) The first annual fee shall be paid at the time the building is registered.
(f) Absent a showing of good cause, if the building is not registered within the timeframe required herein, or the registration is not renewed within thirty days after the expiration of one year from the date of the previous registration, a penalty shall be paid in addition to the annual registration fee. The penalty shall be equal to one-half of the current annual fee or one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is less.
(Ord. 2017-2013. Passed 2-13-2018.)