Press Release

New Requirement for Rental Property Owners Share

Jan 13, 2020  |  Web Administrator

Effec­tive Jan­u­ary 1st, 2020, the City of Mar­i­on requires all res­i­den­tial rental prop­er­ties, room­ing hous­es, apart­ment build­ings, and com­mer­cial hotels with­in city lim­its to sub­mit an Appli­ca­tion for Reg­is­tra­tion Receipt with the Build­ing Depart­ment. Notices are being mailed out to prop­er­ty own­ers who fit into the cat­e­go­ry. Own­ers may go ahead and sub­mit appli­ca­tions pri­or to receiv­ing the mail­ing. The notice con­tains the fol­low­ing information:

As stat­ed in Gen­er­al Ordi­nance 12 – 2019, Arti­cle XII, Sec­tion (a) No own­er of real estate with­in the City of Mar­i­on shall per­mit the real estate to be leased for any pur­pose that includes any per­son using the premis­es as their liv­ing quar­ters until a reg­is­tra­tion receipt cov­er­ing each rental unit in the build­ing has been obtained. If any prop­er­ty is being sold on con­tract and or quick claim deed, own­er shall pro­vide a copy of the record­ed con­tract and or quick [sic] claim deed to the Build­ing Depart­ment to avoid respon­si­bil­i­ty for registration.

Sec­tion (b) A reg­is­tra­tion receipt shall be obtained by apply­ing for the receipt at the Mar­i­on City Build­ing Depart­ment and by pay­ing an annu­al reg­is­tra­tion fee for a par­cel of real estate upon which a rental unit(s) is locat­ed or an annu­al reg­is­tra­tion fee for each hotel or room­ing house. The ini­tial reg­is­tra­tion fee shall be sub­mit­ted at the time appli­ca­tion is made. At the time the appli­ca­tion is made, the own­er of the real estate shall sup­ply the Build­ing Depart­ment with the name of the own­er, phys­i­cal address of the own­er, street address of the prop­er­ty being reg­is­tered, the nature of the rental build­ing and num­ber of units, the use to which the pur­pose of this Code Arti­cle, and the name and phys­i­cal address of any prop­er­ty man­ag­er. The own­er of a prop­er­ty whose phys­i­cal address is not with­in the State of Indi­ana must appoint an agent or prop­er­ty man­ag­er resid­ing with­in thir­ty (30) miles of the prop­er­ty. The fail­ure to appoint an agent or prop­er­ty man­ag­er is a sep­a­rate vio­la­tion. An agent must be [at least] twen­ty one (21) years of age. The agent or prop­er­ty man­ag­er must be avail­able to gov­ern­ment offi­cials by tele­phone twen­ty four (24) hours a day. The owner’s fail­ure to make cer­tain that such an agent or prop­er­ty man­ag­er is avail­able and main­tains the prop­er­ty is a five hun­dred dol­lar ($500.00) civ­il penal­ty for each par­cel in vio­la­tion. Post office box num­bers are not accept­able.”

The dead­line is April 1st, 2020 to reg­is­ter a rental prop­er­ty or face a penal­ty of $500.00 for each day beyond the dead­line date for each prop­er­ty. Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able in the Build­ing Depart­ment (3rd floor of City Hall) and down­load­able from this web­site at: https://​city​of​mar​i​on​.in​.gov/​g​o​v​e​r​n​m​e​n​t​/​d​e​p​a​r​t​m​e​n​t​s​/​b​u​i​l​d​i​n​g​-​d​e​p​a​r​t​m​e​n​t​/​r​e​n​t​a​l​-​p​r​o​p​e​r​t​y​-​r​e​g​i​s​t​r​ation.

The fee is $5 per prop­er­ty which is good for one cal­en­dar year.

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