1343.03  CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION REQUIRED AND EXCEPTIONS.
   (a)   Certificate of Inspection Required.  Except as otherwise provided herein, no person, agent, firm, entity, or corporation shall transfer title to any dwelling, or the land upon which such dwelling is located, without first obtaining either an Initial Certificate of Inspection or a Final Certificate of Inspection.
 
   (b)   Certificate of Inspection Required to be Presented to the Purchaser.  Except as otherwise provided herein, no person, agent, firm entity, or corporation shall transfer title to any dwelling, or the land upon which such dwelling is located, without first presenting the prospective purchaser, grantee, or transferee with a valid Certificate of Inspection or an exact copy thereof.   
 
   (c)   Transferee Required to Obtain Certificate of Inspection in Certain Circumstances. In the event a dwelling is sold at a Sheriff's sale or other court ordered auctions, or is transferred from a mortgagor to a mortgagee in lieu of foreclosure, or similar transaction, and no Certificate of Inspection has been issued within one (1) year prior to such sale, the transferee shall submit an application to the Building Commissioner for a Certificate of Inspection within thirty (30) days after the date of sale or transfer and shall otherwise comply with the requirements of this chapter. 
 
   (d)   Exceptions.  This chapter does not apply to the individual transfer of any dwelling through inheritance or gift where no bona fide sale is intended or occurs or to new dwellings that are required to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
(Ord.  2015-55.  Passed 6-17-15.)