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(a) If an inspection discloses a violation of any provision of this Code or of any State law for which the Department is responsible for enforcement, the Department shall determine a period of time that is reasonable to correct the violation and shall thereafter reinspect the property to verify such-correction. The term "reinspection" shall refer to any inspection by the Department to verify whether an owner has corrected a violation.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), the owner shall pay a fee in the amount of $167.00 per hour for each reinspection by an environmental health inspector, and $150.00 per hour for each reinspection by an environmental health technician to compensate the Department for its costs in performing the reinspection. Reinspections that require more than one hour to complete shall be subject to an additional fee at the rate of $83.00 for reinspections by environmental health inspectors, and $75.00 for reinspections by environmental health technicians, for each half hour or part thereof beyond the first 60 minutes. If more than one reinspection is necessary to secure correction of a violation, the owner shall pay a fee in the amount set forth herein for each reinspection. In the event that the owner fails to pay any reinspection fee due under this Section within 30 days of the due date, the owner must pay a late payment penalty of $40.00 and the City may collect the reinspection fee through the placement of a lien in the amount of the fee and any late payment penalty owed or delinquent, plus interest of one and ½ percent per month, against the real property pursuant to the procedures set forth in Chapter 10, Article XX of the San Francisco Administrative Code (beginning with Section 10.230).
(c) The Vector Control and Healthy Housing Fee shall cover the cost of regularly occurring inspections, initial complaint-based inspections, and the first reinspection. The reinspection fees described in subsection (b) shall apply to apartment houses and hotels subject to the Vector Control and Healthy Housing Inspection Program Fee for the second and every subsequent reinspection necessary to secure the correction of a violation. In addition to the lien procedures set out in subsection (b), all laws applicable to the levy, collection, and enforcement of ad valorem taxes shall be applicable to proposed liens for collection of reinspection fees for property subject to the Vector Control and Healthy Housing Inspection Program Fee.
(Ord. 159-08, File No. 080748, App. 7/30/2008)