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Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is a Rental Permit?
A Rental Permit allows a home to be legally occupied by persons other than the owner. This applies to all occupants, including family members who do not pay rent. Buildings with rental units can be a single family dwelling with only one kitchen. If the home is a legal two family by way of Certificate of Occupancy, both units may be rented and neither would be required to be owner occupied, but still requires a rental permit.
- When would I need a Rental Permit?
Anytime someone other than the owner of a home is the primary resident, a Rental Permit is needed. This is done to ensure that all homes are safe for others to live in and that the premises have complied with all applicable code requirements.
- What is the Rental Permit process?
To apply for a Rental Permit, you must fill out a Rental Permit Application and file it with the Rental Division. The following items will be required when you submit your application:
- Deed or duplicate Certificate of Title
- Detailed floor plans drawn at 1/4" = 1' scale
- Certificate of Occupancy
- Tax bill
- Building Permit application (if you intend to make changes to the dwelling or building)
- Fee ($200 for first unit and $50.00 for each additional unit)
- What are the Rental Permit requirements?
The permit requirements for rental units include:
- Smoke detectors must be placed in each bedroom, each hallway leading to a bedroom and at least one on each level of the house
- Hardwired carbon dioxide detectors must be on each level of the building
- Railings for all outside stoops in excess of 18" high
- Handrails for stairwells
- Fire-rated sheet rock for boiler areas
- Improved driveways
- No unregistered motor vehicles are allowed on the property
- Property must be in good and well maintained condition
- Storm windows
- No basement bedrooms
- Electric outlets cannot be exposed
- Tiles and grouting in bathrooms must be in good condition
- All units must have proper heat and hot water
- All Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy must be in place and up to date
- House or building address number must be visible