Every rental dwelling within the city must receive a certificate of compliance. Such certificate shall be issued upon passing an inspection, or, in the case of newly constructed rental dwelling units meeting current building code requirements, upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy by the Mason County Building Department and registration of the newly constructed rental dwelling units. A certificate of compliance issued in connection with new construction shall be valid for three years. Such certificate of compliance must be displayed in the rental dwelling unit and made available to any tenant upon request. Such certificate of compliance must be renewed in accordance with the schedule for inspections as provided in § 154.06. Displaying a certificate of compliance in a non-inspected or non-compliant rental unit shall be a violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 2018-02, passed 9-4-2018)