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Elgin Illinois Apartment Inspection and License Ordinance

Chapter 6.37

Rental Residential Property


6.37.010  Purpose
6.37.020   Provision of Inspection Rights and Penalties
6.37.030  Definitions
6.37.040  License Required
6.37.050  License Application
6.37.060  Inspection Requirements
6.37.070  Enforcement
6.37.080  Violations
6.37.090  License; Suspension and Revocation
6.37.100  Owner Responsibility
6.37.110  Inspection Access
6.37.120  No Effect on Leases
6.37.130  Penalty for Violation
6.37.135  Miscellaneous Fees
6.37.140  Serverability

6.37.010  Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the licensing and inspection of rental residential property so as to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of the city including:

A.  To protect the public health and safety by enuring rental units comply with minimum housing standards of city ordinances

B.  To protect the character and stability of residential areas

C.  To correct and prevent housing conditions that adversely affect or are likely to adversely affect the life, safety, general welfare and health,
including the physical , mental and social well being of persons occupying dwellings.

D.  To prevent the overcrowding of dwellings by requiring compliance with minimum space standards per occupant for each dwelling unit

E.  To facilitate the enforcement of minimum standards for the maintenance of existing  residential buildings and thus to prevent slums and blight

F.  To preserve the value of land and buildings throughout the city.  (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.020  Provision of Inspection Rights and Penalties

This chapter shall not be construed as to restrict the right of this city to inspect any property nor to seek penalties for violations of other provisions of this code.  (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.030  Definitions

Bed and breakfast Inn:  A single-family dwelling or portion thereof where rooms without cooking facilities for the occupancy of temporary
 guests are provided at a daily rate of  compensation for a maximum of seven (7) consecutive days, and where meals are provided for compensation in contradistinction to a "hotel", a "motel" or a "rooming house" which are separately defined within this chapter.

Code Official:  The community development manager or designee

Department:  The department of code administration and development services

Dwelling:  A building or portion  thereof, used exclusively for human habitation

Dwelling Unit:  One or more rooms containing individualized cooking, sleeping and sanitary facilities which is designed, occupied or
 intended for use by one household

Hotel:  A building in which lodging with accompanying bathrooms is provided and offered to temporary guests for compensation and in
which ingress and egress to all rooms is provided through an interior lobby or office supervised by a person in charge at all hours.  Maid service, linen laundering, telephone and secretarial or desk  service are also provided for lodgers in contradistinction to a "motel", a "rooming house" or a "bed and breakfast inn" which are separately defined within this chapter.

Motel:  A building or group of buildings in which lodging rooms with accompanying bathrooms are provided and offered primarily to
 temporary guests for compensation in contradistinction to a "hotel", a "rooming house" or a  "bed and breakfast inn" which are separately defined within this chapter.  A motel also furnishes services such as  maid service and linen laundering and provides secretarial and desk service.

Multiple-Family Rental Residential Property:  Rental residential property with two (2) or more dwelling units

Property Agent:  A person, operator, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity designated in writing by the property owner to
 the code official to manage a rental residential property including the authority to receive notices or citations.

Rental Residential Property:  Dwellings, dwelling units, rooming houses and rooming units let or intended to be let for rent or lease.

Rooming House:  A building containing rooming units in which meals may or may not be served in contradistinction to a "hotel" or
 "motel" or "bed and breakfast inn" which are separately defined within this chapter.

Rooming Unit:  A room rented or leased as sleeping and living quarters, but without cooking facilities and with  or without an individual bathroom.  In a suite of rooms without cooking facilities, each room which provides  sleeping facilities shall b. e counted as one rooming unit for the purpose of this chapter.

Single-Family Rental Residential Property:  Rental residential property with one dwelling unit.

Tenant:  An occupant of rental residential property

Words or phrases as used in this chapter and not herein defined shall be defined as provided by chapters 16.04 and 16.20 of this code, as amended (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)


6.37.040  License Required

A.  It is unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity to operate, maintain

B.  It is unlawful for a person to occupy a rental residential property, or for any owner or property agent to allow anyone to occupy a rental
residential property which is not licensed as provided in this chapter.

C.  It is unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity to offer for rent or to occupy any vacant dwelling unit or
rooming unit or any dwelling unit or rooming unit that becomes vacant in a rental residential property for which a license is under suspension.

D.  This chapter shall not apply to the following structures:

1.  Single-family owner occupied dwellings

2.  Single-family dwellings occupied by a member of the owner's family

3.  Single-family dwellings which are vacant but which are not intended to be let for rent

4.  Townhouse and condominium owner occupied dwellings

5.  Hotels, motels and bed and breakfast inns

6.  Dwellings, buildings, structures and uses licensed and inspected by the state or the federal government, including, but not limited
 to, nursing homes, retirement centers, rest homes, etc.

7.  Dwellings, buildings, structures and uses owned by other governmental agencies and public housing authorities.

8.  Multiple-family rental residential property in which each dwelling unit is occupied by a record owner of the property.

E.  A license for a rental residential property cannot be transferred to another rental residential property nor a succeeding owner.
 (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.050  License Application

A.  Each applicant for a license or renewal license to maintain a rental residential property for the purpose of renting it to others or for the
 purpose of allowing others to occupy it as a dwelling unit or a rooming unit shall file a written application with the code official stating:

1.  The full legal name, address, and home and work telephone numbers of each and every owner of the rental residential property

2.  The address of the rental residential property

3.  The number of dwelling units or rooming units within the rental residential property

4.  In the case of a rental residential property owner who is not a resident of the city, the name, address and phone number of his/her
agent with authority for receipt of device or notice of a violation of the provisions of this chapter.

5.  Whenever there is a change in the ownership of rental residential property or the owner's property agent, the owners shall, within thirty
(30) days of such change,  file an updated written notice with the code official indicating such changes.

6.  The total square footage designated for living and sleeping purposes within the rental residential property as determined by the city's
property maintenance code.

7.  Approval must be obtained from the code official prior to any change being made in the number of dwelling units  or rooming units
within a licensed rental residential property.  Application for such change shall be made on a form provided by the code official.  The code official will review the proposed change and respond to the property owner  within thirty (30) days of the filing of the application.    Any and all changes must meet all zoning, property  maintenance code and building code requirements of this code.

B.  Each application for a NEW LICENSE OR  A RENEWAL   of an existing license shall be accompanied by a fee as determined by the
 number of dwelling
 units or rooming units established within the rental residential property, as set forth in the table below:

Number Of                            New License
Dwelling Units                    or License Renewal
or Rooming Units                Application Fee

 1 -   5                                    $ 71.00
 6 - 10                                    $107.00
11 - 15                                    $143.00
16 - 20                                    $178.00
21 - 25                                    $214.00
26 - 30                                    $250.00
31 - 35                                    $285.00
36 - 40                                    $320.00
41 - 45                                    $356.00
46 - 50                                    $392.00
51 - 55                                    $428.00
56 - 60                                    $463.00
61 - 65                                    $499.00
66 - 70                                    $535.00
71 - 75                                    $570.00
76 - 80                                    $606.00
81 - 85                                    $642.00
86 - 90                                    $677.00
91 - 95                                    $713.00
96 - 100                                   $748.00


For the purpose of this subsection, the calculation of the total number of dwelling units or rooming units within any  rental residential property established within a single building using more than one street address shall be  determined by counting the total number of such dwelling units or rooming units existing within such building (i.e.,  not per street address within such building), provided that more than two (2) dwelling units or two (2) rooming units  have been established in the building.  All such fees shall be payable at the office of the department.  Each application  for a new license or a renewal license shall also be accompanied by the copy or copies of the written notice or notices  required under subsection 6.37.100C of this chapter advising each tenant or occupant of the maximum number of  persons allowable by the occupancy standards of the city's property maintenance  code.  Applicants for a new license  shall be assigned an annual license renewal date determined by the date on which their application for a new license  was filed with the city.  All licenses shall expire on the day following that annual license renewal date.  (Ord. G19-07 1, 2007; Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.060  Inspection Requirements

A.  All rental residential property shall be subject to an inspection as condition to the issuance of the license.  An inspection shall be scheduled
 with the code official at the time of the application for the license for a rental residential property.

B.  Upon receipt of a completed application for a license or renewal license for a rental residential property, including the paying of all required
fees and the scheduling of a required licensing inspection, the code official shall issue a license.

C.  Licensing inspections of rental residential property shall be conducted not less than ninety (90) days from the  issuance of an initial license
or renewal license.  The licensing inspection shall determine whether the rental  residential property is in conformance with the city's zoning ordinance and all other applicable provisions of this  code. The licensing inspection shall also include a physical inspection of the rental residential property including the  building exterior, common areas, basement, and twenty percent (20%) of both the individual dwelling units and  rooming units, when applicable with a minimum of at least one dwelling unit and rooming unit, when applicable.  The code official or his designee will determine which dwelling units and rooming units are to be inspected.

D. When a licensing inspection of a rental residential property reveals any violations of applicable codes, a compliance time frame will be set
by the code official.  In establishing a compliance time frame, the code official shall determine the reasonable minimal time necessary to correct the violations based upon the number and severity of the violations. The code official shall send notice to the property owner or the listed property agent by regular U.S. mail at the last address provided on the most recent license application.  Said notice shall include the following:

1.  Description of the property sufficient for identification;

2.  A statement listing the violations of applicable codes;

3.  A statement of the date upon which the licensing reinspection will occur; and

4.  An explanation that if upon completion of the licensing reinspection that the requirements of applicable city codes have not been met,
the license will be suspended or revoked.

E.  A licensing reinspection will be  conducted at the end of the compliance time frame.  The license shall remain in effect upon the successful
completion of a licensing reinspection that determines the rental residential property meets the requirements of applicable city codes.  If the code official finds that the requirements of applicable city codes have not been met, or that any information provided in the license application is false, the license shall be suspended or revoked in accordance with section 6.37.090 of this chapter.

F.  A rental residential property which is in total compliance at the time of the licensing inspection shall receive a two (2) year extension of the
license at no additional charge and with no additional inspections being required , provided the owner or property agent of the rental residential property has successfully completed the landlord training class required under section 6.37.100 of this chapter.

G.  If during a licensing inspection any dwelling unit or rooming unit is determined to be unfit for human occupancy  as determined under
 the city's property maintenance code, an additional twenty percent (20%) of the dwelling units  and rooming units in the subject rental residential property shall be inspected.  If similar violations are observed in  the additional dwelling units and rooming units, the entire rental residential property will be subject to inspection.  All additional dwelling unit.ys and rooming units inspected  shall be subject to the dwelling unit and rooming unit fee as set forth in subsection 6.37.05B of this chapter.

H.  The number of dwelling units and rooming units to be inspected per rental residential property shall b.e calculated using the following tables:

Number of                    Number of
Dwelling Units            Dwelling Units
On Property                To Be Inspected

 2 -  5                              1
 6 - 10                              2
11 - 15                             3
16 - 20                             4
21 - 25                             5
26 - 30                             6
31 - 35                             7
36 - 40                             8
41 - 45                             9
46 - 50                            10

Properties having in excess of fifty (50) dwelling units shall haved the number of dwelling units to be inspected calculated at twenty percent (20%) of the total number of dwelling units.  The dwelling units to be inspected shall be selected by the code official.

Number of                Number of
Rooming Units        Rooming Units
on Property            To Be Inspected

 2 -  5                         1
 6 - 10                         2
11 - 15                         3
16 - 20                         4
21 - 25                         5
26 - 30                         6
31 - 35                         7
36 - 40                         8
41 - 45                         9
46 - 50                        10

Properties having in excess of fifty (50) rooming units shall have the number of rooming units to be inspected calculated at twenty percent (20%) of the total number of rooming units.  The rooming units to be inspected shall be selected by the code official.

Applications for license renewals shall be made in the same manner as for new applications except that such applications shall state thereon such fact.  (Ord. G19-07 2, 2007; Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.070  Enforcement

It shall be the duty of the department to enforce the provisions of this chapter as authorized by this code and the property maintenance code as adopted and amended by the city.  (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.080  Violations

The following shall constitute violations of this chapter:

A.  Failure of the owner or owners of the rental residential property to license such property with the code official.

B.  Failure of the owner or owners of the rental residential property to  schedule a licensing inspection with the city after filing an application
 for a new license or after filing an application for renewal of an existing license.

C.  Failure of the occupants of the rental residential property to vacate such property within sixty (60) days after receiving notice from the
 code official that such property is not properly licensed or that the license has been revoked.

D.  Failure of the owner or owners of the rental residential property to vacate all tenants from said property within sixty (60) days after the
license has been revoked.

E.  Failure of the owner or owners of the rental residential property to maintain the structure and premises in compliance with applicable
 building, property maintenance, and zoning ordinances.

F.  Any person other than an inspector from the department who removes or defaces any notices which have been posted pursuant to this
 chapter without the approval of the code official shall be liable for the penalties provided for by this chapter.

G.  Failure of the owner or owners of the rental residential property to comply with any other applicable provision of this chapter or this code.
 (Ord. G19-07 3, 2007; Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.090  License; Suspension and Revocation

A.  A license may be suspended when violations of applicable city codes have been identified by the department and the property owner has
 been properly notified of the violations and given a reasonable period of time in which to  correct violations, but has failed to do so.  A license may also be suspended when any information provided in the  license application is determined by the code official to be false.

B.  When an inspection of a licensed rental residential property reveals any violations of applicable  codes, a  compliance time frame will be
 set by the code official using the standard as set forth in  subsection 6.37.060E of this  chapter.  The code official shall send notice to the property owner or the listed property agent by regular U.S. mail at  the last address provided on the most recent license application .  Said notice shall include the following:

1.  Description of the rental residential property sufficient for identification;

2.  A statement listing the violations of applicable codes;

3.  A statement of the date upon which a reinspection will occur, and

4.  An explanation if upon completion of the reinspection that the requirements of applicable city codes  have not been met, that the
 license for the rental residential property will be suspended.

C.  A reinspection will be conducted at the end of the compliance time frame.  If the code official finds that the requirements of applicable city
codes have not been met upon the completion of such reinspection, the license for the rental residential property shall be suspended.

D.  When a license is suspended the code official shall send notice to the property owner or the listed property agent  at the last address
provided on the most recent license application .  Said notice shall be sent by certified mail, return  receipt requested, or personally served upon the property owner or the property agent listed on the most recent  license application .  The notice shall include the following:

1.  Description of the property sufficient for identification;

2.  A statement of the reasons for the suspension;

3.  An explanation of the property owner's right to appeal the suspension;

4.  If the property owner changes his address or changes property agents and fails to notify the department, such notice shall be sufficient
if sent by the certified mail to the owner or his property agent's last address provided on the last license application.

E.  A property owner whose license has been suspended may request a reinspection prior to revocation.  If, upon reinspection, the department
finds that the licensed rental residential property in connection with which the notice  was issued is now in compliance with this chapter, the code official may reinstate the license.  The request for a reinspection shal not stay the revocation of the license unless the code official grants such request pursuant to a  showing of good cause by the property owner.

F.  Any person whose license has been suspended shall be entitled to appeal the suspension by filing a petition as set  forth in chapter 16.12 of
this code with the appeals board vested with the authority for considering any such petition.  Such an appeal shall operate as a stay of the revocation until such time as the appeals board renders a decision on the  appeal.  A hearing shall be scheduled in accordance with the provisions of this code and the rules and regulations of  the appeals board.  The appeals board considering any such petition may immediately revoke the license, continue  the suspension to a definite compliance date with revocation being the penalty for noncompliance, or dismiss the  charges and reinstate the license.  The appeals board shall render a decision in accordance with the provisions of this  code and its rules and regulations.

G.  A license may be revoked when a petition for appeal has not been filed within twenty (20) days following the  date of issuance of an order
 of suspension, or, if the suspension is sustained after appeal.  A license may also be  revoked when in the opinion of the code official emergency conditions exist in a rental residential property that  require the immediate vacating of a structure as specified in the city's property maintenance code.

H.  A license which has been properly revoked as herein provided shall not be  reinstated.  The property owner may,  however, obtain a  new
 license after all violations have been corrected and by following the procedures for obtaining  a new license as set forth in this chapter, including the payment of all applicable fees.

I.  If a license is revoked without having the opportunity of a suspension hearing, the property owner has the right to appeal that revocation.
 Said appeal shall conform to subsection F of this section.  Such an appeal shall operate as a stay of the revocation until such time as the appeals board renders decision on the appeal.

J. Whenever a license is revoked, the code official shall send notice to the property owner or the listed property  agent at the last address
provided on the most recent license application.  Said notice shall be sent by certified mail,  return receipt requested.  The code official shall also notify all tenants and occupants of the rental residential  property by posting a notice on the entrance to the rental residential structure.  The notice to the tenants and  occupants shall include the following:

1.  You are hereby notified that the license for this structure has been revoked pursuant to Chapter 6.37 of the Elgin Municipal Code

2.  You must vacate this structure within sixty (60) days of the date of this notice.

3.  If you fail to vacate this structure, you will b. e in  violation of Chapter 6.37 of the Elgin Municipal Code and subject to penalties of
 fines with a minimum of $50.00 and a maximum of $500.00 for each day you are in violation.

Any tenant of the rental residential property ay appeal the revocation of the license.  Said appeal shall conform with subsection F of this section.  Such an appeal shall operate as a stay of the revocation until such time as the appeals board renders a decision on the appeal.

K.  Whenever an owner or property agent of a rental residential property fails to license said property with the department, the code official
 shall notify all tenants and occupants of the rental residential property by posting a notice on all entrances to the rental residential property indicating the following:

1.  You are hereby notified that the owner or agent of this structure has failed to license this rental residential properly with the department
 in violation of Chapter 6.37 of the Elgin Municipal Code.

2.  You must vacate this structure within sixty (60) days of this notice.

3.  If you fail to vacate this structure, you will be subject to the penalties and fines with a minimum of $50.00 and a maximum of $500.00 for each day you are in violation.

Any tenant of the rental residential property may appeal the code official's order to vacate the structure because the owner has failed to license said property with the department.  Said appeal shall conform with subsection F of this section. Such an appeal shall operate as a stay of the order to  vacate the structure until such time as the appeals board renders a decision on the appeal.  (Ord. G48-00 2, 2000)

6.37.100  Owner Responsibility

A.  The owner of a rental residential property shall maintain a record for each property with the full legal names of every tenant or occupant
residing in each dwelling unit or rooming unit.

B.  The owner or property agent of a rental residential property shall provide each tenant or  occupant with t. he name and telephone number
 of a responsible person who, in emergency situations, will be available on a twenty-four (24) hour basis and who has the authority to make repairs as needed.  The owner shall also cause said information to be posted and maintained within the main entryway of every rental residential structure.

C.  The owner of a rental residential property shall inform each tenant or occupant in writing, prior to occupancy, of the maximum number of
persons allowable by the occupancy standards of the city's property maintenance code.  This number shall be determined by the code official.

D. The owner of a rental residential property shall make available to the code official, upon request, the tenant and occupant records required
to be maintained under this section.

E. After June 30, 2006, the owner of any rental residential property, and when applicable, the property agent of any rental residential property,
shall attend and successfully complete a land lord training class conducted by the city within one year from the date of the issuance of a license or renewal license for a rental residential property.

1.  The fee for such land lord training class shall b. e twenty two dollars ($22.00) per person

2.  An owner or property agent of any rental residential property who successfully  completes the city's landlord training class shall not
 be required to attend and complete a landlord training class following the issuance of any subsequent license or renewal license for any rental residential property.

3.  When a new property agent is hired for a rental residential property and that property agent has not  previously  attended and
successfully completed a landlord training class conducted by the city, the new property agent shall  attend and successfully complete a landlord training class conducted by the city within one year from that person's  date of hiring as the property agent for the rental residential property.

4.  An owner or property agent of any residential property who has successfully completed prior professional  training commensurate
 with the city's landlord training class may  apply to the code official and seek a waiver from  the landlord training class requirement.  The code official, in his or her sole discretion, shall determine whether the  applicant's prior professional training constitutes the substantial equivalent of the city's landlord training class.  A  representative example of substantially  equivalent prior professional training includes, but it is not limited to, the  "master property manager (MPM)" designation conferred by the National Association of Residential Property  Managers (NARPM) and must minimally include coursework regarding tenancy related issues as well as habitability standards and maintenance.

F.  For any lease for rental residential property executed after June 30, 2006, the owner or property agent of any rental residential property shall utilize the crime free lease addendum set forth below, or have a clause in a lease substantially utilizing the language in the crime free lease addendum:

Crime Free Lease Addendum

In consideration of the execution or renewal of a lease of the dwelling until  identified as [PROPERTY NAME, ADDRESS], unit number, Owner and Resident agree as follows:

1.  Resident, any member of the resident's household or a guest or other person under the resident's control shall  not engage in
criminal activity, including drug-related criminal activity, on or near the said premises.  "Drug - related criminal activity" means the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution use, or possession with intent to  manufacture, sell, distribute or use of a controlled substance (as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substance  Act (21 U.S.C. 802)).

2.  Resident, any member of the resident's household or a guest or other person under the resident's control shall not engage in any
act intended to facilitate criminal activity, including , but not limited to drug-related criminal activity, on or near the said premises.

3.  Resident or member of the household shall not permit the dwelling unit to be used for or to facilitate criminal activity, including
 but not limited to drug-related criminal activity, regardless of whether the individual engaging in such activity is a member of the household, or a guest.

4. Resident, any member of the resident's household or a gust, or another person under the resident's control shall not engage in the
unlawful manufacturing, selling, using, storing, keeping or giving of a controlled substance at any location, whether on or near the dwelling unit premises or otherwise.

5.  Resident, any member of the resident's household, or a guest or another person under the resident's control shall  not engage in
and/or facilitate any illegal activity, including but not limited to the following:  prostitution:  criminal  street gang activity; threatening or intimidating; assault, including but not limited to, the unlawful discharge of  firearms on or near the  dwelling unit premises; or any breach of the lease agreement that otherwise jeopardizes the  health, safety and welfare of the landlord's agent or other tenant or involving imminent or actual  serious property damage.

6.  VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS SHALL BE MATERIAL AND IRREPARABLE, VIOLATION OF  THE
LEASE AND GOOD CAUSE FOR TERMINATION OF TENANCY.  A simple violation of any of the provisions  of this added addendum shall be deemed a serious violation and a material and irreparable non-compliance.  It is  understood that a single violation shall be good cause for immediate termination of the lease. There is no "good  cause" requirement in the State of Illinois for lease terminations.  Unless otherwise provided by law, proof of  violation shall not require criminal conviction, but shall be by a preponderance of the evidence.

7.  In case of conflict between the provision of this addendum and any other provisions of the lease, the provisions of the addendum
 shall govern.

8.  This LEASE ADDENDUM is incorporated into the lease execution or renewed this day of,  20  , between Owner and the Resident.

Date:

Resident Signature

Date:

Property Manager's Signature

6.37.110    Inspection Access

If any owner, property agent, tenant, occupant or other person in control of a rental residential property or a dwelling  unit or a rooming unit contained therein fails or refuses to consent to free access and entry to the property or  dwelling unit or rooming unit under his control for any inspection pursuant to this chapter, the code official or his  designee may apply to the circuit court for  a search warrant or other appropriate court order authorizing such  as inspections.  (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.120    No Effect On Leases

With the exception of the provisions set forth in section 6.37.100 of this Chapter, this chapter is not intended to and does not affect the rights and obligations of the parties to a lease, oral or written, of a rental residential property.  (Ord. G19-07 5, 2007; Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6.37.130   Penalty for Violation

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, in addition to other legal and equitable remedies available to the city, shallb e fined as provided in chapter 1.20 of this code.  Each day during which a violation of this chapter continues or is permitted to exist shall be considered a separate and distinct offense.  (Ord. G48-00 1, 2000)

6..37.135  Miscellaneous Fees

The fees set forth below shall be imposed on the owner of any rental residential property upon the occurrence of the described activity:

Reinspection , following a prior reinspection                                           $50.00
Late payment on any imposed fee that is 30-60 days overdue                 $50.00
Late payment on any imposed fee that is more than 60 days overdue      $50.00
Canceled inspection or missed inspection                                                $50.00
  (Scheduled inspections must be cancelled no later than the
 business day immediately preceding the inspection date in
order to avoid a cancellation fee).
Suspended license                                                                                     $100.00
Revoked license                                                                                        $500.00

(Ord. G19-07 , 2007)


6.37.140  Severability

If any provision clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this chapter or application thereof to any person or  circumstance, shall for any reason be adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or invalid,  said judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this chapter and the applications of such  provision to other persons or circumstances, but shall be confined in its operation to the provision, clause, sentence,  paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been  rendered and to the person or circumstances involved.   It is  hereby declared to be the legislative intent of the city  council that this chapter would have been adopted had such unconstitutional or invalid provision, clause , sentence.