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(A) Requirement. No person shall lease, rent, occupy, or otherwise allow a rental dwelling within the city to be occupied, unless the owner, or responsible local agent, of the rental dwelling has registered the rental dwelling by completing and filing a current registration form with the Planning and Development Department, as provided in this chapter.
(B) Registration form and power of attorney. Registration shall be made upon forms furnished by the Planning and Development Department and shall require at a minimum the following information:
(1) The street address and Person County PIN or TMBL number for the premises of each rental unit;
(2) The number and type of rental dwellings (i.e. single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, or multiple-family dwellings) on the premises at each street address;
(3) The name, home or business mailing address, home or business telephone number, and, when available, the e-mail address, mobile telephone number, and facsimile number of all owners of the rental dwelling(s);
(4) The name, home or business mailing address, home or business telephone number, and, when available, the e-mail address, mobile telephone number, and facsimile number of the responsible local agent designated by the owner. If the owner has more than one responsible local agent, the registration form shall make clear for which rental dwellings each agent is responsible;
(5) The maximum number of tenants permitted for each rental dwelling;
(6) The name, mailing address and telephone number of all persons or businesses who hold a mortgage or lien on the rental dwelling or the premises on which the rental dwelling is located;
(7) The signature of the owner(s) or, where the owner is a business entity, the appropriate executive signatures; and
(8) The signature of the responsible local agent.
(9) When the responsible local agent is someone other than the owner, a valid power of attorney shall be included with the registration form that, at a minimum, authorizes the responsible local agent to act on the behalf of the owner to do the following:
(a) Enter the premises and rental dwelling, with or without city staff;
(b) Make any repairs to the rental dwelling that are required by the city ordinances or rules or pursuant to an order from city staff;
(c) Appear on behalf of the owner at any hearings conducted by the city and pertaining to the rental dwelling;
(d) Accept all notices or service of process with respect to the rental dwelling; and
(e) Make any other decisions or perform any other acts necessary to ensure that the rental dwelling complies with all city ordinances and rules.
An owner of more than one rental dwelling may submit a single registration for all rental dwellings, provided that the registration lists all requested information for every rental dwelling owned by the owner. An owner of more than one rental dwelling need not submit more than one power of attorney, unless the owner has different responsible local agents for different rental dwellings. In that case, a valid power of attorney shall be submitted for each responsible local agent.
(C) Accurate and complete information. All information provided on the registration form shall be accurate and complete. No person shall provide inaccurate information for the registration of a rental unit, or fail to provide the information required for such registration.
(D) Initial registration and updated registrations. The initial registration for all rental dwellings shall be filed with the Planning and Development Department by November 30, 2007. Thereafter, an owner need not reregister unless one of the following occurs:
(1) The ownership of any rental dwelling changes;
(2) The responsible agent for any rental dwelling changes;
(3) The owner removes or adds rental dwellings to the rental market; or any other information required in the registration changes.
When any one of these events occur, the rental dwelling owner, or responsible local agent, shall file either a new registration or an update to the existing registration with the Planning and Development Department within 30 days of the occurrence of the event. Such new registration or update shall clearly inform city staff that information provided pursuant to § 159.03(B) has changed and shall provide the new or corrected information. A new power of attorney must be filed only when the owner or responsible local agent for a rental dwelling changes or when any other event occurs that would limit the effectiveness of the existing power of attorney.
(Ord. passed 3-19-07) Penalty, see § 159.99