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The provisions of this chapter apply to all residential housing units, with the exception of:

A. Rental housing units occupied by owner or by parent or child of owner;

B. Units unavailable for rent;

C. Any facility such as a hotel, motel, condominium, resort, or any other facility or place offering three or more lodging units to guests for periods of less than 30 days; provided, that if any guest resides for a period of 30 days or more, then such facility shall be subject to this chapter;

D. Housing accommodations in retirement or nursing homes;

E. Housing accommodations in any hospital, state-licensed community care facility, convent, monastery or other facility occupied exclusively by members of a religious order, or an extended medical care facility;

F. Rental units that a government unit, agency or authority owns, operates or manages, or that are specifically exempted from municipal regulation by state or federal law or administrative regulation. This exception does not apply once the governmental ownership, operation or management is discontinued;

G. Newly constructed rental units with satisfactory certificate of occupancy and no code violations for 10 years from the date of the certificate of occupancy;

H. Rental units:

1. That receive funding or subsidies from the federal, state or a local government;

2. That are inspected at least every three years as a requirement of the funding or subsidy;

3. That provide a copy of the inspection to the City; and

4. For which the Director determines that the inspection is substantially equivalent to the inspection required by this chapter;

I. Accessory dwelling units;

J. Shelters and transitional housing;

K. Housing units which may be exempt from inspection as may otherwise be provided by law. [Ord. 644 § 4, 2016.]