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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BOARDING HOUSE. As defined in § 153.004.
BUILDING INSPECTOR. The Scottville City Manager or his or her designee, designated in writing.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE. A document issued by the Building Inspector stating the dwelling has passed inspection and complies with local code and requirements.
DWELLING. Any house, room, boarding house, or apartment, which is wholly or partially used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and resorts shall not be defined as a dwelling for purposes of this chapter.
FEE. A fee determined from time to time by resolution of the City Commission. Such fee shall be charged each time the Building Inspector makes an on-site inspection of any dwelling that comes within the meaning of this chapter.
LANDLORD. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind owning or offering for rent or lease any dwelling or dwelling unit within the city.
PARCEL. A tract of land identified by a single parcel identification number on the property tax rolls of the city.
RENTAL DWELLING. Any dwelling which is rented, leased, or offered for rent or lease within the city.
RENTAL DWELLING UNIT. A portion of a rental dwelling for an individual, couple, a single family, or other living unit.
SCOTTVILLE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE. Chapter 151 of this code, as amended.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP. The conveyance of title to, or a present interest in, property, including the beneficial use of property, the value of which is substantially equal to the value of the fee interest.
(Ord. 2018-02, passed 9-4-2018)