< RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNIT APPLICATION

Property Information

All information must be provided.

Any incomplete application will be rejected and returned to the applicant.

A separate application is required for each rental building with a different address.

DESIGNATION OF LOCAL CONTACT

Owner(s) residing more than fifty (50) miles from Huntingdon Borough must provide a Local Contact in the Application. The Local Contact can be any person, entity or business residing within thirty-five (35) miles of Huntingdon Borough who can be contacted by the Code Enforcement Officer or other Huntingdon Borough officials regarding the inspection or condition of the residential rental unit. The Local Contact must possess a set of keys for the residential rental unit(s) and must have the authority to provide access to the Code Enforcement Officer to inspect the residential rental unit(s) on behalf of Owner.

EXCLUDED PROPERTIES

The Residential Rental Unit Ordinance “excludes” specific property owner’s from an annual inspection and/or paying an annual license fee. However, all property owner(s) are required to submit a Residential Rental Unit Application (unless stipulated below) every year to determine if the property and/or specific unit(s) still meet the required criteria to be excluded.

Owner-Occupied Dwelling Unit – Must be the Owner's primary residence and not more than two unrelated individuals occupying the dwelling unit and proof of residency. The Owner only needs to submit one (1) acceptable proof of residency. Acceptable documents: a valid copy of your PA Driver's License, PA License to Carry Firearms, PA Non-Driver’s License Photo ID, Passport, or most recent Tax Records (state or federal).
Related-Occupied Dwelling Units – Must be the property Owner’s immediate family relative(s) (children, parents, spouse, partner and/or siblings). The Owner only needs to submit one (1) acceptable proof of relationship. Acceptable documents: Birth Certificate(s), Adoption or Court Orders documentation, most recent Tax Records (state or federal), or other acceptable documentation as determined by the Borough of Huntingdon. For proof of siblings, a copy of the Owner’s Birth Certificate and a copy of the sibling(s) Birth Certificate are required.
Hotels, Motels, Hospitals, and Nursing Homes - No application and/or other documentation are required.
Federally Subsidized Housing maintained by the Huntingdon County Housing Authority – No Residential Rental Unit application is required. The Property Owner must submit a Rental Property Registration and Excluded Property forms.
Residential Rental Units, Group Homes or Abuse Shelters that are subject to inspection and licensing by the United States of America or an agency thereof or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or an agency thereof – Must submit a copy of the third-party inspection report with the Residential Rental Unit application, Rental Property Registration form (except for abuse shelters), and Excluded Property form.

**ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION - PLEASE UPLOAD AT BOTTOM OF APPLICATION**

DESCRIPTION OF RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNIT(S)

Dwelling Types

House (Single-Family Detached Dwelling) - One dwelling unit in one building accommodating only one-family and having open yard areas.
Mobile Home - A transportable single-family detached dwelling intended for permanent occupancy that is contained in one unit, which arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy that is placed on a foundation.
Semi-Detached Dwelling Unit - A one-family dwelling unit accommodating one-family that is attached to a second one-family dwelling unit by a common vertical wall with separate basements (the dwelling units are side by side arrangement).
Duplex Dwelling Unit - A building that includes two apartment dwellings (the apartments are an up and down arrangement).
Apartments/Multi-Family - Two or more units within a building that does not meet the definition of a single-family detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, or townhouse/row-house. If a building only includes two apartments, it shall be considered a semi-detached or duplex.
Townhouse/Row-House - One dwelling unit that is attached to two or more dwelling units, and with each dwelling unit being completely separated from and attached to each other by unpierced vertical fire resistant walls. Each dwelling unit shall have its own outside access.
Dormitory - A building used as living quarters for the exclusive use of bona fide full-time faculty or students of an accredited college or university or primary or secondary school, and which is owned by and on the same lot as such college, university or school.

Annual License Fee

House - $25.00
Mobile Home - $20.00
Semi-Detached & Duplex - $20.00 per unit within each building
Apartment, Townhouse/Row-House, Multi-Family - $15.00 per unit within each building
Dormitory - $50.00 per building

Assignment and Transfer Fee

House • $25.00 per building from January 1st to June 30th • $12.50 per building from July 1st to December 31st
Mobile Home • $20.00 per unit from January 1st to June 30th • $10.00 per unit from July 1st to December 31st
Semi-Detached & Duplex • $20.00 per unit within each building from January 1st to June 30th • $10.00 per unit within each building from July 1st to December 31st
Apartment, Townhouse/Row-House, Multi-Family • $15.00 per unit within each building from January 1st to June 30th • $7.50 per unit within each building from July 1st to December 31st
Dormitory • $50.00 per building from January 1st to June 30th • $25.00 per building from July 1st to December 31st

Submit one (1) application per building - Example: House or Mobile Home = 1 application for 1 license / Semi-Detached or Duplex = 1 application for 2 licenses / Apartments = 1 application for, if there are 4 apartments, then you will receive 4 licenses, or as many apartments within the building.

FOR ANY ADDITIONAL TENANT/UNIT INFORMATION (MORE THAN 2), PLEASE UPLOAD EXCEL SHEET WITH SAME INFORMATION AS ABOVE.

Note: Before a license can be issued, you must have weekly trash collection by a commercial trash hauler.

A residential rental unit license will only be issued if all property maintenance & zoning codes/regulations are followed, water & sewer fees are paid up-to-date, and any outstanding fines/citations are satisfied. The license(s) is the property of the Borough of Huntingdon and can be revoked and/or suspended at any time for any violation of code(s) and/or zoning regulations. The granting of a rental unit license authorizes the Code Enforcement Officer to enter the premises to assure the health, safety, and welfare of the occupant(s) is not compromised. Failure to obtain a current residential rental unit license will result in legal action being filed against the owner.

PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR EXCEL SHEET WITH TENANT LIST AND ADDRESS AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED AS STATED ABOVE

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