1343.10  ROOMING HOUSE PERMIT REQUIRED.
   No person shall operate a rooming house after June 1, 1963, unless he has a valid rooming house permit issued by the Housing Inspector in the name of the operator for the specific rooming house.  The operator shall apply to the Housing Inspector for such permit, submitting the required form and paying the required fee.  The permit shall be issued by the Housing Inspector as soon as feasible after he has an opportunity to determine that the rooming house complies with the applicable provisions of this Housing Code.  This permit shall be protected and displayed in a conspicuous place within the rooming house at all times and shall state the maximum occupancy permitted under the provisions of this Housing Code.  Every person holding such a permit shall return such permit to the Housing Inspector within ten days after having sold, transferred, given away or otherwise disposed of the ownership, interest, control or operation of any rooming house.  Every rooming house permit shall expire at the end of one year following the effective date of application unless sooner revoked as hereinafter provided.  Upon application therefor, a rooming house permit may be reissued to another operator without charge.  No permit shall be transferable from one rooming house to another.
(Ord. 1975-123.  Passed 12-23-75.)
   (a)   Fee Schedule.  The permit fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each rooming house having less than six rooming units;  forty dollars ($40.00) for each rooming house having six to ten rooming units;  eighty dollars ($80.00) for each rooming house having eleven to twenty rooming units;  and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each rooming house having more than twenty units.
      (Ord. 1991-97.  Passed 8-13-91.)
   (b)   Denial.  Any person whose application for a permit has been denied may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter pursuant to Section 1343.03 hereof.
   (c)   Rooming House Violations.  Whenever, upon inspection of any rooming house, the Housing Inspector finds that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of this Housing Code, the Housing Inspector shall give notice in writing to the operator of such rooming house pursuant to Section 1343.01 hereof.  At the end of the time period specified in the notice, the Housing Inspector shall reinspect the rooming house and if he finds that such conditions or practices have not been corrected, and if no petition for hearing has been filed, he shall give notice in writing to the operator and owner that the permit has been revoked.  Upon receipt of such notice, the operator shall immediately cease operation of such rooming house and no person shall occupy for sleeping or living purposes any rooming unit therein.
   (d)   Revocation of Permit.  Any person who has received notice that his permit is to be revoked unless existing conditions or practices at the rooming house are corrected, may, within ten days after receipt of such notice, request and shall be granted a hearing upon the matter pursuant to Section 1343.03 hereof. 
      (Ord. 1975-123.  Passed 12-23-75.)