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Legislation #: 071046 Introduction Date: 9/27/2007
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, CURLS, CIRCO, RILEY AND SANDERS BROOKS
Title: Establishing a prioritized property inspection and rental housing registration program by amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 56-32, 56-33 and 56-36, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, and enacting new Sections 56-351 through 56-376.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/27/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/27/2007 Referred to Housing Committee
10/3/2007 Hold On Agenda (10/10/2007)
10/10/2007 Do Pass as a Second Committee Substitute
10/11/2007 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
10/18/2007 Councilmember Sharp Move to Amend
10/18/2007 Passed as Substituted and Amended

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SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 071046, AS AMENDED

 

Establishing a prioritized property inspection and rental housing registration program by amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 56-32, 56-33 and 56-36, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, and enacting new Sections 56-351 through 56-376.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 56-32, 56-33 and 56-36 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, and enacting new Sections 56-351 through 56-376 to read as follows:

 

ARTICLE II. RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

 

Sec. 56-32. Scope of article.

 

(a) The provisions of this article shall apply to every building and its premises used in whole or in part as a dwelling, irrespective of the primary use of such building, and irrespective of when such building may have been constructed, altered or repaired. This article shall further apply to all accessory buildings or structures.

 

(b)   This article establishes minimum standards for occupancy and the maintenance of the building and the grounds surrounding such building, and does not replace or modify standards otherwise established for construction, replacement or repair of buildings, except such as are contrary to the provisions of this article.

 

Sec. 56-33. Definitions.

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Accessory building or structure means a detached building or structure used in a secondary or subordinate capacity from the main or principal building or structure on the same premises. 

 

Approved means approved by the director of neighborhood and community services or his or her predecessor and defined in promulgated rules and regulations. 

 

Basement and cellar have the same meaning, that being any space located partially or totally below the surface of the ground. 

 

Board means the property maintenance appeals board. 

 

Certificate of compliance means a certificate issued by the director stating that a structure or portion thereof complies with the requirements of this chapter and Chapter 48, Nuisances.

 

City means the City of Kansas City, Missouri. 

 

Department means the neighborhood and community services department of the city. 

 

Deterioration means the condition of a building or part thereof characterized by holes, breaks, rot, crumbling, cracking, peeling, rusting or other evidence of physical decay or neglect, lack of maintenance or excessive use. 

 

Director means the director of neighborhood and community services or an authorized representative. 

 

Duplex means any habitable structure containing two single dwelling units.

 

Dwelling means a building or structure or portion of a building or structure designed for or used for human habitation. 

 

Dwelling, multiple means a dwelling designed for more than two dwelling units or occupied by more than two families. 

 

Dwelling unit means any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single habitable unit with cooking, living, sanitary and sleeping facilities. 

 

Extermination means the control and extermination of insects, rodents or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food; by poisoning, spraying, fumigating or trapping; or by any other recognized and legal pest elimination method. 

 

Family  means an individual; or two or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption; or a group of not more than five persons, excluding servants, who need not be related by blood or marriage, living together and subsisting in common as a separate nonprofit housekeeping unit. 

 

Fire hazard means any device, material or condition likely to cause a fire and which is so situated as to endanger persons or property. 

 

Floor area means the total area of a habitable room which has a minimum ceiling height of seven feet. 

 

Garbage means the animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving and nonconsumption of food. 

 

Habitable room means every room in any building or structure in which persons sleep, eat or carry on their usual domestic or social vocations or avocations. It shall not include private laundries, bathrooms, toilet rooms, pantries, storerooms, closets, halls, corridors, rooms for mechanical equipment for service in the building or other similar spaces not used by persons frequently or during extended periods. No room shall be considered a habitable room which contains less than 70 square feet of floor area. 

 

Hot water means water at a temperature of not less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 

Inspector means an authorized representative of the director. 

 

Kitchen means any room used for the preparation of foods. 

 

Occupant means any person who has a legal or equitable interest in a parcel of real property other than a fee interest, including a life tenant, lessee, tenant at will, tenant at sufferance or adverse possessor, as well as a person in possession or a person who has charge, care or control of the parcel of real property, as the agent or personal representative of the person holding legal title to a fee interest. Possession, charge, care or control may include living, sleeping, cooking or eating in the parcel of real property. 

 

Owner means any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others: 

 

(1)    Shall have legal title to any parcel of real property, building or structure, or part thereof, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof; or

 

(2)    Shall have charge, care or control of any parcel of real property, building or structure, or part thereof, as agent or personal representative of the person having legal title to the building or structure, or part thereof; or

 

(3)    Shall have possession or right to possession under a contract for deed.

 

Person  means and includes any individual, firm, estate, cooperative, governmental agency, corporation, limited liability corporation, association or partnership and the partners, members, or officers thereof. It shall also include a personal representative, executor, administrator, trustee, receiver or other representative appointed according to law. 

 

Plumbing  means all of the following supplied facilities and equipment: gas pipes, gas-burning equipment, water pipes, garbage disposal units, waste pipes, water closets, sinks, installed dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs, shower baths, installed clothes washing machines, catch basins, drains, vents and any other similar supplied fixtures, together with all connections to water, sewer or gas lines. 

Premises means a lot, plot or parcel of land, including the buildings or structures thereon. 

 

Refuse means unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semisolid state consisting of garbage, rubbish or a combination thereof. 

 

Rental dwelling means any dwelling which contains a dwelling unit or rooming unit which is being held out or being offered for rent or is being let for rent and/or occupied by any person who is not the owner of the premises. However, property occupied by a direct family member of the owner of the premises shall be considered as occupied by the owner. Direct family members of the property owner shall be considered to be child, grandchild, mother or father, sibling, mother-in-law or father-in-law or grandparent. Additionally, duplexes in which one of the units is owner-occupied and rental units within an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling that is in compliance with the Citys zoning ordinance shall be considered owner-occupied. Single-family dwellings or duplexes shall not be considered rental dwellings if they are owner-occupied.

 

Rental unit means a unit within a rental dwelling or structure intended for occupancy by a person other than the owner, including rooming units. A rental unit includes any unit occupied by a property manager or agent of the owner.

 

Rooming unit means any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit used or intended to be used for living and sleeping, but not for cooking purposes. 

 

Rooming house means any building, or portion thereof, containing not more than nine sleeping rooms which are used by not more than nine occupants where rent is paid in money, goods, labor or otherwise. 

 

Rubbish means solid wastes consisting of combustible and noncombustible waste materials from residential, apartment, commercial, industrial and institutional establishments, including yard wastes and items commonly referred to as trash. 

 

Sleeping room means a room whose principal use is for sleeping purposes only. 

 

Substantial violations means violations of this chapter revealed during an inspection that demonstrate a failure to maintain the rental property in a safe condition so that the dwelling endangers the health and/or safety of the occupants.

 

Ventilation means the process of supplying and removing air by natural or mechanical means to or from any space. 

 

Weathering means deterioration, decay or damage caused by exposure to the elements. 

 

Yard means all parts of a piece of property lying between a structural foundation and the property lines, as well as that portion of public property or right-of-way lying between that piece of property and the street curb or pavement, or lying between the said piece of property and the centerline of an alley.

 

Sec. 56-36. Administrative citation fine for violation of article.

 

(a) The administrative citation fine amount for a first violation under the provisions of this chapter shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) and each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense for which the violator may be fined.

 

(b) The administrative citation fine for repeat violations of the same code provision by the same person at the same property within twelve months from the date of the first administrative citation shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) and each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense for which the violator may be fined.

 

(c) Any administrative citation fine which is not paid on or before its due date shall accrue a one-time penalty in an amount equal to the original administrative citation fine. Said penalty shall be collected in the same manner as the underlying fine.

 

(d) This section shall apply to all violations of this chapter except for violations of article II, division 7. Violations of article II, division 7 shall be as stated in Sec. 56-375.

 

DIVISION 7. RESIDENTIAL RENTAL DWELLINGS.

 

Sec. 56-351. Purpose of division.

 

The purpose of division 7 of this article is (1) to identify those properties citywide that are being rented to the public and to gain contact information for code enforcement and emergency situations; and (2) to proactively identify substandard and deteriorated rental housing stock in areas of the city that will gain the most benefit from the implementation of a rental housing inspection program in order to aid in the preserving, maintaining and upgrading of those neighborhoods to the benefit of the citys social, economic and environmental well-being and to further preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents living in residential rental units.

 

Subdivision I. Registration of Rental Dwellings.

 

Sec. 56-352. Annual registration of rental dwellings required.

 

(a) This subdivision shall apply to all rental dwellings, as defined in this chapter, including dwellings owned, operated, or subsidized by public or nonprofit agencies. Effective January 1, 2008, the annual rental dwelling registration requirement established by this subdivision shall go into effect.

 

(b) The owner of any rental dwelling as defined in this chapter shall register such dwelling annually with the department. It shall be a violation of this code for any person or entity to fail to register any rental units regulated by this chapter. If a complex of rental dwellings on the same lot or property is under common ownership, the entire complex shall be considered to be the equivalent of a single rental dwelling for purposes of registration.

 

(c) Prior to February 1, 2008 the owner of each rental dwelling shall make written application to the director for registration of such dwelling. There shall be no fee charged for this registration. After January 31, 2008 no person or entity shall allow to be occupied, or let to another for occupancy, any rental unit unless the unit has been registered as provided for in this article.

 

(d) All registrations issued under this article shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be subject to renewal annually. Application for renewal of registration in any year will be accepted beginning January 1 and may be made without penalty through January 31.

 

(e) All owners shall apply for registration and renewal on a form provided by the department which shall include provision for the following owner, agent and other information:

 

(1) The common name of the property, if any, and exact street address of each dwelling to be registered and the number of dwelling units in the dwelling.

 

(2)    An identification of the owner(s) by full name, telephone number, mailing address, e-mail address and date of birth. If the property is owned by a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, trust or real estate investment trust, the name and address of any of the following shall be provided:

 

                                             i.                        for a corporation, a corporate officer and the chief operating officer;

 

                                           ii.                        for a partnership, the managing partner;

 

                                          iii.                        for a limited liability company, the managing or administrative member;

 

                                         iv.                        for a limited partnership, a general partner;

 

                                           v.                        for a trust, a trustee; or

 

                                         vi.                        for a real estate investment trust, a general partner or an officer.

 

(3) If the owner does not reside within the city of Kansas City, Missouri, he or she shall designate a local agent who shall be authorized to receive on behalf of the owner service of any notice, order or summons issued because of a violation of this code. Such agent must be an individual over the age of eighteen (18) years and must reside within the city or customarily and regularly attend a business office located within the city. A partner, associate or corporate principal who meets these qualifications may be designated and registered as the agent. All official notices may be served on the responsible local agent and any notice so served shall be deemed to have been served upon the owner of record.

 

(4) The full name, telephone number, mailing address and email address of an agent, if one is so designated by the owner, to schedule inspections and receive service of any notice, order or summons issued because of a violation of this code.

 

(5) The names, addresses, and phone numbers of designated employees or authorized representatives who may be contacted in the event of an emergency.

 

(6) The signatures of the owner, an officer if the owner is a corporation, a partner if the owner is a partnership, a member if the owner is a limited liability company and the registered agent if so designated. A registered agents signature shall indicate consent to the designation.

 

(7) The name, street address and telephone number for any buyer on a contract for deed, if one shall exist.

 

(8) The name, mailing address, telephone number and email address for the person or entity, whether it be the owner, tenant, manager or agent, responsible for maintenance of the yard and grounds, including but not limited to trash pickup and lawn maintenance.

 

(f) A rental unit certificate of compliance as described elsewhere in this division shall not be issued if the registration provisions of this subdivision are not complied with.

 

(g) The owner of a newly constructed rental dwelling or of any dwelling newly converted to a rental dwelling shall register the rental dwelling prior to allowing occupancy of any new rental units. There shall be no charge for the initial registration provided that the application is made within thirty (30) days following the date of a certificate of occupancy for the property.

 

(h) No person or entity shall rent, let, lease or otherwise allow the occupancy of any dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming unit unless the property has been registered as above provided.

 

Sec. 56-353. Change in registration information.

 

The owner of a rental dwelling already registered with the city shall register any changes in the original registration information within thirty (30) days of said change. There shall be no fee for this registration update if done within the thirty days.

 

Sec. 56-354. Notice on sale of dwelling.

 

(a) Every seller of a rental dwelling registered as provided in this subdivision shall give notice in writing to the department within thirty (30) days of closing. This notice shall include the name and address of the buyer.

 

(b) The new owner shall have thirty (30) days from the date the change of ownership occurred to file a new registration with the department.

 

Sec. 56-355. Registry of rental dwellings.

 

The department shall maintain a registry of all rental dwellings and rental units within the city that contains the following information:

 

(1) The address of the rental dwelling.

(2) The number of dwelling units in the dwelling.

 

(3) The name of the owner.

 

(4) The name of the manager or other responsible person designated by the owner.

 

(5) The telephone number where the owner and/or other responsible person will accept calls.

 

(6) The name and address of the person or entity responsible for maintenance of the yard and grounds.

 

Sec. 56-356. Inaccurate or incomplete register information.

 

It shall be a violation of this code for an owner or a responsible person to provide inaccurate information for the register of rental dwellings or to fail to provide information required by the city for the register. In those cases in which the owner is not a natural person, the owner information required for the register shall be provided for the organization owning the rental dwelling and for the president, general manager, resident manager or other chief executive officer of the organization.

 


Subdivision II. Certificates of Compliance

 

Sec. 56-357. Implementation of certificate of compliance program.

 

It is recognized that the incremental expansion of this program is required for administrative efficiency, effectiveness and economy. It is further recognized that even though it is not possible to implement the certificate of compliance program citywide at this time, it is in the best interest of the City as a whole to implement it first in those areas of the city that will gain the most benefit from its implementation. This program shall initially become effective in as large an area of the city as the resources dedicated to the implementation of the program will allow. Additional areas will be added as the resources dedicated to its enforcement permit. The director, from time to time, based upon the resources available, will recommend to the City Council the area(s) in which this program is to be effective. Upon approval by City Council, the program shall be implemented in that area. Areas recommended to the City Council shall be those areas which best meet the following criteria:

 

(1) Thirty (30) percent or more of the housing units in the target area are rental housing units.

 

(2) There is a basically sound but declining housing inventory that exhibits substantial deterioration but little dilapidation.

 

(3) There is demonstrated neighborhood resident interest in and support for the program and for the initiation of systematic housing inspections.

 

Sec. 56-358. Effective date.

 

The certificate of compliance requirements for rental dwellings contained in this subdivision shall go into effect on May 1, 2008.

 

Sec. 56-359. Rental housing inspection program requirements.

 

(a) The rental housing inspection program and certificates of compliance apply to all rental housing units located within target areas approved by the City Council except for those units specifically exempted in Sec. 56-373.

 

(b) It shall be a violation of this code for any person to let to another for rent and/or occupancy any dwelling unit or rooming unit (except a rental unit or a rooming unit located within an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling or a duplex that is in compliance with the Citys zoning ordinance) unless a valid rental certificate of compliance or a valid temporary certificate of compliance has been issued by the department for that unit.

 


Sec. 56-360. Standards for issuance of certificate of compliance.

 

(a) The city shall issue a certificate of compliance for a rental dwelling when the city finds that the rental dwelling, its units and accessory structures and yards are in compliance with the standards and provisions set forth in this code and chapter 48, Nuisances; however, no certificate of compliance shall be issued until all of the following fees and debts to the city have been paid in full:

 

(1) All past due property taxes;

(2) All current or past due special assessment installments;

 

(3) All charges against the property for mowing, cleanup, weed or debris removal and similar charges by the city; and

 

(4) Any fees, fines, penalties or debts of any sort arising from the provisions or enforcement of this chapter or chapter 48, Nuisances.

 

(b) The date of issuance of a new certificate of compliance shall be the date of the initial inspection of the property.

 

(c) No fee shall be charged for the issuance of a certificate of compliance.

 

Sec. 56-361. Temporary certificate authorized.

 

(a) Where a certificate of compliance is required, the city may issue a temporary certificate of compliance for the following reasons only:

 

(1) For a newly registered rental dwelling until such time as the city is able to conduct a compliance inspection.

 

(2) To enable the city to balance compliance inspection workloads.

 

(3) To coincide with compliance time periods set forth in a notice citing violations of this chapter if such periods extend beyond the expiration date of an existing certificate of compliance.

 

(b) Provided, however, that no temporary certificate shall be issued if any of the amounts set forth in section 56-360 are unpaid, or if there are significant health and safety defects present on the premises constituting an imminent danger to life, health or property.

 

(c) If a temporary certificate for a rental dwelling has been issued, the date of issuance for the certificate of compliance shall be considered to be the same date as for the temporary certificate.


Sec. 56-362. Term of certificate of compliance.

 

Properties that are located within designated target areas and are registered as required by Sec. 56-352 may be issued certificates of compliance that are valid for two (2) years except that:

 

(1) A three (3) year certificate may be issued only if all violations of this chapter or chapter 48 of the city code cited in a notice and order were brought into compliance within the time frame provided in the notice and order; and there have been no violations of this chapter or chapter 48 that were not brought into compliance within the time provided in any notice and order since the date of last certification.

 

(2) A four (4) year certificate may be issued only if there were no substantial violations of this chapter found in the current certification inspection and any other violations identified were brought into compliance within the time frame provided in the notice and order, no violations of chapter 48 of the city code were found, and there have been no verified violations of this chapter or chapter 48 since the date of last certification.

 

Sec. 56-363. Reversion of three- and four-year certificates.

 

A certificate of compliance issued for a three- or four-year period shall be amended to expire two (2) years from the date of original issuance when the city has cited a substantial violation of the provisions of this chapter in a notice and order. If the amendment results in an expired certificate, the owner shall re-register the dwelling and arrange for a new certification inspection.

Sec. 56-364. Certification inspections.

 

(a) For single-family and duplex rental dwellings an inspection shall cover dwelling exteriors, accessory buildings, and yards. The interiors and basements of single-family and duplex dwellings shall also be inspected when the units are vacant as of the date and time of the inspection.

 

(b) For multiple dwellings an inspection shall cover dwelling exteriors, basements, accessory buildings, yards, common areas and the interior of any units vacant as of the date and time of the inspection.

 

(c) All structures which are required to be inspected as a part of the program of regular inspections shall be subject to the standards of article II, division 3, subdivisions I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII.

 

(d) Interior inspections of dwellings which are included in the Section 8 Rental Voucher Program may be used to satisfy the interior inspection required by this section.

 

(e) There shall be no charge for the initial rental inspection and for the first re-inspection required in order to verify correction of violations. For the second and each subsequent re-inspection necessary to verify correction of violations, an administrative citation fine shall be charged as specified by section 56-375 of this chapter.

 

Sec. 56-365. Transfer of certificate of compliance.

A certificate of compliance is valid only while the owner that is applying for the certificate owns the property. A certificate of compliance may be transferred if:

 

(1) The sale occurs within ninety (90) days of the issuance of the certificate of compliance to the seller; and

 

(2) The buyer notifies the department of the transfer in ownership within thirty (30) days of the sale. Such transferred certificate will expire upon the date stated on the certificate.

 

Sec. 56-366. Suspension of certificate of compliance.

 

(a) The director shall suspend a certificate of compliance for either of the following:

 

(1) The owner or responsible local agent has not complied with a complaint notice and order of code violation of this chapter or chapter 48, Nuisances.

 

(2) Failure of a buyer to notify the department of a change in ownership pursuant to the requirements of section 56-354. A new certificate shall be retroactive to the date of sale.

 

(b) A written notice of suspension of certification shall be provided to the owner or responsible local agent of the reason for the suspension.

 

(c) Any rental unit which is vacant at the time of suspension or which becomes vacant during the period of suspension shall not be rented or reoccupied until the certificate of compliance is reinstated or a new certificate is issued.

 

Sec. 56-367. Appeal.

 

(a) Suspension of a certificate of compliance may be appealed to the property maintenance appeals board, as provided for in this chapter.

 

(b) The decision of the department on the term of the certificate of compliance under section 56-362 of this article may be appealed to the property maintenance appeals board, as provided for in this chapter.

 


Sec. 56-368. Reinstatement of suspended certificate of compliance.

 

A suspended certificate of compliance shall be reinstated if the director determines that a rental unit has been brought into compliance with the applicable standards of this chapter or chapter 48, Nuisances. Reinstatement of the certificate shall not extend or change the expiration date of the certificate.

 

Sec. 56-369. Renewal of certificate of compliance.

 

The owner shall be responsible for registering a rental dwelling and arranging a compliance inspection prior to the expiration date on the certificate of compliance. When a certificate is reissued in accordance with this subdivision, it shall have a two-year, three-year or four-year expiration date, as appropriate, with the same month and day as shown on the previous certificate regardless of the date that the new certificate is actually issued.

 

Sec. 56-370. Expiration of certificate of compliance.

 

A certificate of compliance shall expire on the date stated on the certificate. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any unit in a rental dwelling to be occupied sixty (60) days after the expiration of the certificate of compliance.

 

Sec. 56-371. Notice on sale of dwelling.

 

Every person or entity owning a rental property, including property occupied under authority of an unrecorded contract for sale, and offering such property for sale shall inform a prospective buyer of the current status of the certificate of compliance prior to closing.

 

Sec. 56-372. Vacation of affected rental units.

 

When an application for a certificate of compliance has been denied, or a certificate has been revoked, suspended, or not renewed, or when the owner has not obtained a current rental dwelling certificate of compliance, the director shall order the dwelling units therein vacated, giving tenants a minimum of sixty (60) days to arrange new housing and to move their possessions.

 

Sec. 56-373. Certificate of compliance not required.

 

A certificate of compliance shall not be required for living or sleeping accommodations in jails, hospitals, skilled care facilities, school dormitories, assisted living facilities, and foster homes. In addition, the following properties shall be exempt from the requirements relating to the certificate of compliance:

 

(1) Rental dwellings less than twenty (20) years old as measured from the date the initial certificate of occupancy was issued for the structure. The age of properties that have undergone major rehabilitation and have received final inspection approval from the Citys permitting department leading to the issuance of a new certificate of occupancy shall be measured from the date of issuance of the most recent certificate of occupancy.

 

(2) Rental dwellings located outside of designated target areas that have been approved by the City Council for operation of a rental registration and inspection program.

 

(3) Rental dwellings inspected annually by an authorized State agency.

 

(4)               Duplexes in which one of the units is owner-occupied.

 

(5)               Rental units or rooming units in single-family dwellings that are owner-occupied.

Sec. 56-374. Retaliatory action.

No person shall maintain an action for eviction because the occupant has reported a violation of this chapter to any employee of the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Sec. 56-375. Penalty for violation of article II, division 7.

 

It shall be a violation of this code to fail to register or re-register any rental dwelling regulated by article II, division 7, to fail or refuse, upon proper request, to provide full and correct information specified by this article, and to be in violation of any provision of article II, division 7 or the rules and regulations adopted hereunder. Registration requirements shall not preclude the city from taking appropriate actions to secure the property; or to issue notices of violation or notices to abate; or from acting upon imminent hazard(s). Penalties for violation of article II, division 7 shall be imposed as administrative citation fines according to the following schedule:

 

A. Delinquent Voluntary Registration Month Registered Fine

(Rental property registered voluntarily

by owner/agent after January 31) February $ 50.00

March 100.00

April 150.00

May 200.00

June 250.00

July 300.00

August 350.00

September 400.00

October 450.00

November 500.00

December 500.00

 

B. Failed to Register (each rental structure) Fine

(Rental property not registered after written $200.00 per month

notification has been provided to the owner or

agent. Fine is in addition to required delinquent

registration fine indicated above.)

 

C. Property Re-inspection (each rental structure) $100.00 for second

(Re-inspection required to verify the correction and each subsequent

of code violations found at initial inspection.) re-inspection

 

Sec. 56-376. Program reporting and evaluation.

 

The City Council shall review the program provisions and requirements at least every two years and determine whether to maintain, modify or terminate the program.

 

_____________________________________________

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney