Sec. 13-373.  Application; fees; renewal.


(a)  Before any license under this article is issued, an inspection by a city inspector is required and an application on a form provided by the city shall be submitted setting forth the following information:


(1)        The name and address of the applicant;


(2)        The address of the short-term rental unit the applicant intends to make available for short-term rental if different from the applicant’s address;


(3)        Information sufficient for the city clerk, in coordination with the Planning & Development Department, to identify the location and dimensions of the short-term rental unit within the dwelling; and


(4)        Contact information for someone who can respond on behalf of the licensee and reach the short-term rental within 45 minutes in case of an emergency or other issue.  If said contact information changes during the term of any short-term rental license issued, the licensee shall notify the city and provide current contact information.


(b)  A city inspector shall certify to the city clerk, in coordination with the Planning & Development Department, that the short-term rental unit meets the following minimum safety and welfare standards:


(1)        Interconnected smoke alarms are present and operational in all rooms intended for sleeping purposes, immediately outside of each sleeping area and in each story within the short-term rental unit, including basements and cellars. Smoke alarms will be maintained in working order.


(2)        Carbon Monoxide detectors are present and operational on each level of the short-term rental unit with fuel burning appliances, attached garages or a fuel burning appliance within one floor of the short-term rental unit. Carbon Monoxide detectors will be maintained in working order.


(3)        All areas used for sleeping purposes have two means of egress in working order unless an approved sprinkler system is installed.


(4)        The short-term rental unit’s street address numbers are plainly visible from the street at all times.


(5)        Property is in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. All furnished appliances, finishes, windows, doors, handrails, guardrails, plumbing drains and fixtures, mechanical systems and electrical systems are in good working order in accordance with the inspection checklist.  The property shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition and the licensed premises shall otherwise comply with applicable building regulations in this Code.


(c)  The applicant shall provide proof of possession of the licensed premises, either by deed or lease. If the applicant does not own the property where the licensed premises are located, the applicant must provide written documentation from the property owner allowing short-term rentals on the licensed premises.


(d)  Applicant shall acknowledge and pay all city, county, state, and federal taxes, as applicable.


(e)  An annual license fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code shall be charged for each license issued.


(f)  All licenses issued under this article shall be valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance. Applicant shall be responsible for application for a renewed license and payment of the license fee. Applicant may apply for renewal of license up to thirty (30) days prior to expiration.


Source:  Ord. No. 5738, § 1, 6-7-21;