- One Family Rental
- Two Family Rental
One-family rental, which shall include the rental of single-family homes, townhouses, duplexes, individual condominium units, or individual rooms (including individual rooms in a residential building that the licensee also occupies);
Two-family rental, which shall include the rental of an English basement apartment, converted basement apartment, or carriage house in a single-family home where the main residence is occupied by the property owner or another tenant; and
Apartment houses, which shall include the rental of buildings with three (3) or more dwelling units.
- Corporate Registration (If Applicable)
- Tax Registration
- Basic Business License Inspection Requirement
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for Apartments and Two Family Rentals.
An applicant for an Apartment must register with the DHCD after the Basic Business License has been accepted by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP). Upon registration with DHCD, the applicant returns to DLCP with the DHCD-stamped RAD Form in order for the license to be issued.
One Family Rental and Two Family Rental applicants must register with DHCD after the license has been issued by DLCP.
- 3 Units: $453.20
- 4 Units: $508.20
- 5 Units: $563.20
- 6 Units: $663.30
- 7 Units: $718.30
- 8 Units: $773.30
- 9 Units: $828.30
- 10 Units: $883.30
- One Family Rental – $198.00
- Two Family Rental – $283.80
Resources and Information
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