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23.28.260 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.

Inspections by the Fire Department shall periodically be made of buildings and structures that are used for residential or non-residential purposes as follows:

(a) The time and frequency of inspections shall be determined by the Fire Chief. No buildings shall be inspected for a fee more than annually except for re-inspections to assure that code corrections have been made or hazards have been corrected.

(b) A fee for inspections shall be established in the adopted City Fee Schedule to offset costs of the 2016 California Fire Code regulatory inspection program and shall be collected upon inspection from each property subject to this chapter. Revenues shall be used for the inspection and enforcement program.

(c) All properties shall be subject to inspection fees.

(d) Nothing in this section is intended to prevent inspections of property under nuisance abatement or other laws.