[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmsford 6-3-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No rental housing unit shall be occupied until and unless a rental permit for such unit has been issued and is in full force and effect.
No rental housing unit may be occupied by a new tenant until and unless an application for a rental permit has been filed with the Code Enforcement Officer at least seven days prior to such occupancy and the rental housing unit has passed inspection by the Code Enforcement Officer, as evidenced by the issuance of a rental permit.
[Amended 9-16-1991 by L.L. No. 8-1991]
A rental permit shall remain in effect for two years. The Code Enforcement Officer shall conduct a biannual inspection before the end of the calendar month in which the expiring permit was issued.
The rental housing unit must meet or exceed all applicable standards and criteria as established by the local laws and ordinances of the Village of Elmsford, as amended, and all applicable county, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code of the State of New York.
[Amended 11-6-2000 by L.L. No. 7-2000] The owner or lessor of a rental housing unit shall, within one month from the date the Code Enforcement Officer mails an application form to the owner or lessor, file an application for a rental permit, which shall include the following information:
The name and address of the owner or lessor upon whom violation notices and orders may be served.
A description of the property in which the rental housing unit is located, as described in the tax assessment roll for the Village of Elmsford, by section, sheet, block and lot/parcel with the correct street address, which will enable the Code Enforcement Officer to locate the rental housing unit.
Such other appropriate information as may be requested by the Code Enforcement Officer, including a diagram of the rental housing unit and a description of any security or fire alarm or protection system.
The applicant shall pay an application fee of $50 with the application for the rental permit.
[Added 9-16-1991 by L.L. No. 8-1991]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of up to $500.