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Multiple Housing Program

A Residential Occupancy Permit (ROP) is required for rental property with three or more units under one roof. This includes apartments, hotels, motels, fraternities, sororities, emergency shelters, and residential care facilities. Condominiums are not included on the Multiple Housing Roster and they do not require an ROP.  Permits must be renewed annually. The annual invoice is mailed in mid-November and payment is due by December 31st.

The Multiple Housing Program will provide three levels of service beginning in January 2015.  The tier assignment is listed on the Multiple Housing Roster.  Additional information about the redesign is available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Owners or managers of buildings in Tier 1 are required to conduct annual inspections of all units and provide tenants with a copy of the completed inspection form within five working days.  The model form is available below or a customized form that includes all of the items listed on Code Enforcement's model form may be used.  Buildings in Tier 2 or 3 are not required to complete the online self-certification process.