1486.12  CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE REQUIRED.
   (a)   No person, entity or owner shall lease, rent or cause to be occupied a rental dwelling or rental unit without a valid certificate of compliance issued by the Building Department in the name of the owner or responsible local agent and issued for the specific rental dwelling and rental unit. The certificate of compliance shall be issued after an inspection and final determination by the Building Department that the rental dwelling or rental unit complies with the provisions of the codes and ordinances of the City of Wayne.
   (b)   A certificate of compliance will be valid for a three-year period commencing on the date of issuance and expiring three years from the date of issuance. The Building Official may revoke a certificate of compliance for a violation of any code, ordinance, rule or regulation of the City of Wayne. This shall not preclude the Building Official from taking such actions as he or she deems appropriate to protect the public health, safety and welfare on an emergency basis. 
   (c)   An owner or the local responsible agent, within forty-five days from the expiration of a certificate of compliance, shall apply for and obtain a subsequent certificate of compliance.  Any subsequent certificate of compliance shall be valid for a period of three years, commencing on the date of issue and expiring three years from the expiration of the previous certificate of compliance.
   (d)   Failure to obtain a certificate of compliance in accordance with this Section 1486.12, or any other violation of this Section 1486.12 shall be a municipal civil infraction. The requirements of this Section 1486.12 are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other City ordinances, rules and regulations.  The offense shall be subject to a one hundred dollar ($100.00) fine for each day a certificate of compliance is expired and subject to any other costs authorized by the court pursuant to MCL 600.8727, MCL 600.8375, or state law. As authorized by MCL 600.8731, in the event such fines and costs are not paid within thirty days, then they may become a lien on the property and be placed on the tax roll, or result in a suit for collection of judgment.
   (e)   Any person, entity or owner who fails for a period of six consecutive months to obtain a certificate of compliance in accordance with this Section 1486.12 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by ninety days imprisonment and/or a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).
(Ord. 1996-26.  Passed 12-17-96; Ord. 2017-06.  Passed 12-5-17.)