Chapter 8.40


8.40.010    Definitions.

8.40.020    Permit – Required.

8.40.030    Permit – Application.

8.40.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the words set out in this section shall have the following meanings, unless otherwise specified:

A. “Apartment house” means any structure more than one story in height, or any portion of any such structure occupied, or designed, built or rented for occupancy, as a home by three or more families, each living in a separate apartment and cooking within the structure.

B. “Hotel” means any structure, or any portion of a structure, including any lodginghouse, roominghouse, dormitory, Turkish bath, bachelor hotel, studio hotel, public club, or private club, containing six or more guestrooms and which is occupied, or is intended or designed for occupancy, by six or more guests, whether rent is paid in money, goods, labor or otherwise. It does not include any jail, hospital, asylum, sanitarium, orphanage, prison, detention, or other building in which human beings are housed and detained under legal restraint. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.1001)

8.40.020 Permit – Required.

It is unlawful to occupy, or to permit to be occupied, any apartment house or hotel now or hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, converted or moved, as the case may be, or any portion thereof, for human habitation without an annual permit therefor issued by the Health Officer. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.1002)

8.40.030 Permit – Application.

The permit required by this chapter shall be applied for and issued as prescribed in Chapter 8.20 PMC. Every person applying for a permit shall pay the annual inspection fee set forth in PMC 8.20.080. (Ord. 67 § 1, 1982; CC Ord. 6378 § 17, 1982; Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.1003)