From the City of Raleigh E-Newsletter:
RALEIGH RENTAL PROPERTY MUST BE REGISTERED BY APRIL 30
Effective March 1, all owners of residential rental properties within the City of Raleigh will be required to register any such properties they own under Article H Section 12-2175 of the City of Raleigh Code.
All such properties must be registered between March 1 and April 30 and renewed annually thereafter during the same time period. The penalty for a first violation of the ordinance is $100 per day of noncompliance. The second violation carries a fine of $200 per day of noncompliance. The maximum penalty for a calendar month is $2,000.
The Rental Registration program was adopted by the Raleigh City Council on July 1, 2008 and deemed necessary in order to promote public health, welfare, good order and safety of the City of Raleigh and its residents who rent residential properties.
This registration will create a database of the location and ownership of Raleigh’s residential rental properties. The City sees this database as an effective resource to promote responsible management, provide a safe habitat for residents, safeguard property values and expedite housing repairs. This database also will be used to contact owners in the event of emergencies.
Residential rental property owners can complete and/or print the registration online at www.raleighnc.gov under “rental registration.” Applications also are available at the City of Raleigh Inspections Department located at One Exchange Plaza, Fayetteville Street. Rental Property Registration Applications also may be obtained by calling (919) 807-5110.
Owners of residential rental properties will be responsible for paying rental registration fees. The fee for the first or only rental dwelling on a property (parcel) is $30.00. The fee for each additional rental dwelling unit on the same parcel is $10.00. For example, if the owner is registering a four (4) unit apartment building, the costs will be $60. (That is $30 for the first unit, plus $10 each for the remaining three (3) units.) If the owner registers three (3) single-family dwellings on separate parcels, the costs will be $90 ($30 for each of three (3) separate parcel properties).
Complete instructions on registering are available on the City’s website at www.raleighnc.gov. Here you will find instructions, frequently asked questions, registration documents and any further information that may be needed to register rental properties. This information also may be obtained at the City’s Housing/Environmental Division Office on the fifth floor of One Exchange Plaza in the 200 block of Fayetteville Street. For more information regarding residential rental property registration, please contact Donna Schaeffer at 807-5110.