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The purposes of this chapter are to protect the public heath, safety and welfare by establishing minimum standards governing the maintenance, appearance and condition of all rental housing properties, to impose certain responsibilities and duties upon owners and operator; to authorize and establish procedures for the exterior inspection of rental housing properties; to provide for the issuance of rental certification; to establish a fee schedule for inspection; to authorize the vacation or condemnation of dwelling structures that are unsafe or unfit for human habitation; and to fix penalties for violations of this chapter. This chapter is hereby declared to be remedial and essential for the public interest, and it is intended that this chapter be liberally construed to effectuate the purposes as stated herein.
(Ord. 2006-11. Passed 4-10-06; Ord. 2018-4. Passed 1-22-18.)