RENTAL PROPERTY ORDINANCE

Ordinance No. 627, Rental Property Ordinance was adopted on February 12, 2014.

Provisions of this Ordinance require all landlords/owners of all residential rental units within our Borough limits to register, in writing, their rental units with the Borough of Ashland; to register, in writing, every tenant within each rental unit with the Borough of Ashland; and to report changes, in writing, of occupancy within each rental unit to the Borough of Ashland.

This ordinance also establishes minimum standards for occupancy, inspections/re-inspections of premises to ensure such standards, certificates of compliance/non-compliance, fees, obligation of insurance and provides for enforcement and/or penalties for violations thereof. Penalties are not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs of prosecution.

Our initial step to begin the compliance process is the required completion of the “Rental Unit Registration Form” by every landlord/owner of each rental unit.

Upon receipt by the Borough of the ‘Rental Unit Registration Form’ and verification thereof, each landlord/owner of every residential rental property will be contacted to arrange an appointed time and date for inspection of the premises by our Code Enforcement Officer.

If you have any questions concerning the Ordinance or Rental Unit Registration Form, do not hesitate to call our office at 570-875-2411.

Your prompt attention and cooperation will be greatly appreciated

 

Download the full text of the ordinance here

 

Download the fillable pdf Rental Property Registration Form here  (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)