(a)   No owner or resident agent shall permit a person to occupy a rental housing property unless the Building Inspector has issued to the owner or resident agent rental certification for such rental housing property.
   (b)   Application for a rental certification shall be made separately for each rental housing property by supplying necessary information to determine compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations for the existing use or occupancy or the intended use or occupancy on forms supplied by the Building Inspector. Such information shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
      (1)   A statement that the information is necessary for tax purposes;
      (2)   The name, address and telephone number of the owner of the rental housing property;
      (3)   The name, address and telephone number of the resident agent of the rental housing property if one is required;
      (4)   The address of the rental housing property and the number of rental units contained within the rental housing property;
      (5)   The current name, address, business and/or home telephone number, of the persons who, since the last application, have been occupying the rental housing unit, and the address or other identification of the rental housing unit which they occupied;
      (6)   The familial relationship, if any, among the persons listed in division (b)(5) of this section;
      (7)   The name of the head of the household of each rental housing unit; and
      (8)   Such other information as may be requested on a voluntary basis.
   (c)   (1)   The Building Inspector may revoke a rental certification if any false statement appears in the application or if the information contained in the application is inaccurate.
      (2)   An application for renewal of a rental certification shall be submitted to the Building Inspector.
      (3)   Rental certification must be obtained each year the rental housing property is registered. Registration is required to be renewed each year on or before March 1st. A rental certification shall expire on December 31st of each year.
      (4)   Registration is not assignable or transferable, and shall be reapplied for with each change in ownership or transfer of title.
(Ord. 2006-11.  Passed 4-10-06; Ord. 2018-4.  Passed 1-22-18.)