This fee-supported program has three parts:
Rental Licensing and Inspection Licensing and periodic inspections for all rental commercial and residential properties as well as condominium common areas is required. All property, other than owner occupied housing, will be subject to inspections. All commercial properties and residential common areas will be inspected once per year and rented residential units will be inspected once every three years.
Pre-Sale Real Estate Transfer Inspections Pre-sale City inspections for all residential and commercial properties will be required before the City will issue a real estate transfer stamp.
Vacant Property Licensing A license is required for all vacant commercial and residential properties. A commercial property is considered “vacant” when it is boarded or unoccupied for 120 consecutive days. A residential building with 20% or more unoccupied units for 120 consecutive days also is considered “vacant.” The license can be renewed but another inspection is required.
The City is developing a list of rental and vacant property and will soon be contacting each property owner to schedule an inspection. Copies of the applicable ordinances and fee schedules are available at the City’s Web site. �� For more information, please call Steve Tisinai at TPI Building Code Consultants (630) 443-1567.
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