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Rental License Fees

Annual License Fee

The City uses a tiered rental license billing structure. The annual base license fee for a rental license or provisional license is $80.00 for the first rental unit at a Tier 1 rental property. The fee increases based on the number of units in the structure or the higher tier of the property.

2015 Rental License Billing Tiering Diagram

 

 

1-3 Units

4+ Units

Building Fee

Per Unit Fee

Supplemental Fee

Building Fee

Per Unit Fee

Supplemental Fee

Tier 1

$80

$30

 

$135

$10

 

Tier 2

$85

$60

$100

$160

$20

$150

Tier 3

$100

$155

$200

$190

$80

$400

A property’s tier is based on two years of information that includes inspections, violations, and solid waste clean-ups.

Learn more about the tiering process

Information on paid and unpaid rental license fees is available online.

Check if a rental license has been paid

Administrative Fee

After purchasing a rental property, the new owner must apply for a license within 60 days of closing, or an administrative fee will be charged. This administrative fee starts at $250.00 and increases by $20.00 for each additional unit.

Change of Ownership Fee

When a rental property changes ownership, it must be inspected for compliance with the Housing Maintenance Code. The fee for this inspection is $450.00.  

Properties Qualifying for A Change of Ownership Inspection

Exceptions 

Conversion Fee

When a dwelling is converted to rental property or has not had a license for the past 12 months, it must be inspected for compliance with the Housing Maintenance Code. The fee for this inspection is $1000.00. 

Properties Qualifying for a Conversion Inspection

Exceptions

Conversion Fee Discount

Owners and agents who attend a fundamentals of rental property management course may qualify for a $250 reimbursement of the conversion fee.

Prorated Rental Licenses

The annual license fee is reduced by 50% for applications submitted between September 1 and the end of February. A rental license must be obtained prior to renting or offering to rent the property.

Late Fee

All rental licenses expire at the end of February. A rental license renewal received after March 15 is subject to a penalty charge of 25% of the license fee. 

Last updated Nov 25, 2019

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