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Rental Property Registration

Residential Rental Structure Inspection:

The City of Lock Haven has also adopted a Residential Rental Inspection program that requires that all residential units that are other than owner occupied, must be inspected by a certified third party inspector for compliance with the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code, as amended by the City of Lock Haven. The City maintains a list of certified Third Party Property Maintenance Inspectors that are qualified to perform these inspections. It is the responsibility of the individual property owner to contact the inspector and schedule the inspection. After the inspection is completed, it is also the responsibility of the property owner to provide the Code Enforcement Office with a copy of the approved inspection form. Failure to do so could result in legal action and potential fines of up to $1,000.00. Inspections that are completed within the designated year for inspection, are good for five years. The City consists of five wards and the inspections are required based on location of the structure.

Residential Rental Structure Registration:

Along with the Residential Rental Inspection program, the City also requires that each residential rental structure be registered with the Code Enforcement office. Rental Registration forms are required to be updated every five years, with the exception of change of ownership. Any time a residential rental unit changes ownership or use, a new registration form will be required.