How to Apply for a Section 8 Residential Occupancy Permit
Information on applying for a Section 8 Residential Occupancy Permit.
Applications for Section 8 residential occupancy permits are made in person at the Building Permits Section at City Hall, Rm. 425.
Section 8 occupancy permits are valid for a rental unit until the owner changes.
For non-owner applications
All residential occupancy permit applications require a notarized letter from the owner of the property. if the application is being made by someone other than the owner.
- Bring payment in person to the Building Permits Section of City hall. Room 425
- If you are the property owner you can apply for section 8 in person, if you are not the property owner you must bring a notorized letter signed by the property owner.
- After application and payment an inspectors will examine the building.
- A date will be set for inspections to take place. The Owner or representative needs to be present between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on that date to allow the inspectors on the property.
The costs of a Section 8 occupancy application are:
- $80.00 for the first unit
- $20.00 for additional units in the same building
Currently, the Permit Office accepts cash and checks only.
What to Expect
After the inspections take place:
- If any one of the inspectors assigned to the property find major violations, then that will preclude the applicant from receiving an Occupancy permit. The applicant is sent a "violation letter". The owner must correct the problems and schedule a re-inspection which must be passed by the inspector who issued the original violation prior to being issued an occupancy permit.
- If the inspectors only find minor violations, the permit may be issued. Any minor violations will still need to be corrected and cleared with the inspector.
- If no violations are found the permit will be issued.
The Section 8 occupancy permit application is valid for 60 days, after which time it is considered abandoned.
Types of Building Inspections required
The inspectors that will always examine a building for Section 8 occupancy are:
- Building Inspector
- Electrical Inspector
- Mechanical Inspector
- Plumbing Inspector
More than 5 units
If there are 5 or more units in the building, the Fire Marshall will also inspect the property.
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