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• Population: 86,211
• Land area in square miles: 67.79
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1. General Information
No person, whether an owner, manager, agent or sublessor, shall operate or permit the operation of an occupancy requiring permit unless such occupancy has been granted a permit from the code official. No owner or occupant of any such occupancy shall allow public entry unless proper permit(s) are obtained. If, during the permitted period, the occupancy use as defined by the MSFC changes, no owner/occupant shall permit public use until the code official has inspected the premises and approved the new use.
All permits shall be issued by the code official. Applications for permits shall be made by the owner or occupant to the code official on forms provided by the code official, and such applications shall be accompanied by the appropriate permit fee. Applications for renewals of permits, as well as permits for new occupancies shall be made at least 60 days prior to either the time the current permit will expire, or in the case of a new occupancy, prior to being open to the public. Upon receipt of a completed application and fees, the code official shall issue a temporary permit allowing the temporary use of the occupancy until such occupancy has been inspected by the code official. New buildings/occupancies which comply with the MSFC shall be issued a permit upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy, completed permit application and appropriate fees. If the inspection by the code official discloses that there are violations in the building, the temporary license may be extended for a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 120 days, so that the violations can be corrected and the building re-inspected by the code official. The code official shall not extend a temporary permit more than twice. No permit shall be issued unless the premises or portion of the premises to be permitted has been found by the code official to be in compliance with the MSFC and this policy. If only a portion of the building is permitted, then no non-permitted portions of the building shall be used. Use of any non-permitted portion of a building shall result in revocation of the permit and issuance of a notice to cease use of the building.
Permits issued pursuant to this policy shall be for a term of three years.
Conversion Fees: Conversion fees are a one-time fee provided the rental license is maintained. Two family dwelling licenses do not require a conversion fee.
Parking: Owners are required to provide a minimum of 2 parking spaces for up to a 3 bedroom home. If you have more than 3 bedrooms, you will need one additional parking space for each additional bedroom. Each parking space needs to be a minimum of 9' wide x 17' long.
Parking Spaces Required for Multi-tenant Licenses:
1 Bedroom – 2 spaces 4 Bedroom – 3 spaces
2 Bedroom – 2 spaces 5 Bedroom – 4 spaces
3 Bedroom – 2 spaces 6 Bedroom – 5 spaces
A code official will require the construction of additional parking if they determine there is space on the rental property to provide or construct the required off-street parking space(s) in conformance with the Code. If it is determined that adequate parking cannot provided, there is a $100.00 non-conforming parking spot fee for each spot not provided.
Applying: Once the Life Safety office receives a completed rental license application, along with the required fees, an initial inspection will be scheduled within 7-10 business days. The purpose of this inspection is to identify what, if any, code corrections need to be made. If the inspector identifies code violations during the initial inspection, a reinspection will be done to verify all corrections have been properly made. Upon verification that the property meets minimum housing code requirements, the rental license will be issued.
*City ordinance requires that before renting out a home, a rental license must be obtained and have an issued status.
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