Ordinances – CITY OF NEW HOPE

ORDINANCE NO. 17-03

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 3-31 (RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION PERMIT) OF THE NEW HOPE CITY CODE RELATED TO RENTAL PROPERTY LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW HOPE ORDAINS:

Section 1. Section 3-31(c), Scope, is hereby amended to repeal the strikeouts and add the following underlined text:

(c) This section applies to all dwelling units that are leased in whole or in part as a rental dwelling unit including single-family and two-family housing. It also includes accessory structures such as garages and storage buildings and appurtenances such as sidewalks and retaining walls, which are on the property. This section does not apply to hotels or motels within the city.

Section 2. Section 3-31(e)(1), Registration permit, is hereby amended to repeal the strikeouts and add the following underlined text:

(1) Required. No person shall operate, let or cause to be let a rental dwelling unit which has not been properly registered by the city in the manner required by this Code. A registration permit must be obtained for each separate dwelling unit that is not owner-occupied. This includes all dwelling units which are occupied by a relative of the owner. Properties renting individual rooms/levels within the same dwelling unit shall require only a single permit upon receipt of the properly executed initial application for a rental registration permit. The building official may cause an inspection to be made of the rental dwelling unit(s) to determine whether it is in compliance with this section, other sections of this Code or the laws of the State of Minnesota. Every rental dwelling unit may be reinspected on a regular basis as determined by the city after a renewal application is filed to determine if it still conforms to all applicable codes and laws.

Section 3. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication.

APPROVED by the New Hope City Council this 27th day of February 2017.

Kathi Hemken, Mayor

ATTEST:

Valerie Leone, City Clerk

Published in the

New Hope-Golden Valley Sun Post

March 9, 2017

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