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All non-owner occupied residential rental units will be inspected. Units will be inspected on a five-year rotation or, as needed, on a complaint basis.
Units will be inspected on a rotation, or, as needed, on a complaint basis. Until a registration system is established, it will be difficult to determine an inspection schedule.
Inspections are a mandatory component of the registration and licensing program. Inspectors will work with landlords to resolve scheduling conflicts.
An inspector will physically walk through the rental unit to make sure basic life and safety standards are being met. The inspector will complete an inspection report and provide that report to the city.
If all standards are met, a license will be issued for the unit.
If standards are not met, the city building department will provide the landlord with a list of changes needed to bring the unit into compliance.
The city of Pierre is partnering with the Pierre Housing and Redevelopment Commission to complete the inspections.
The property owner or registered agent of the property needs to be present for the inspection.
Staff will work with the owner to help resolve any issues.
Fines are not assessed based on the first inspection.
If there is a code violation, the city will work with the owner on a reasonable timeframe to resolve the issue.
The city currently handles inspections based on complaints. That means the city is not aware of all currently existing bad properties.
The proposed program allows the city to take a proactive approach to prevent dangerous or unhealthy situations from becoming worse.