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Rental Inspections & Licenses & Permits

A rooming and lodging house license is required when a rental property is occupied by three or more unrelated individuals. 

A rental permit is required when a rental property is occupied by a family or no more than two unrelated individuals.

An annual inspection is required. The license year is December 1 through November 30.  An annual cover letter is mailed to the landlords at the end of October of each year.  A pre-printed rooming and lodging house license application  or a pre-printed rental permit application is mailed along with the notice for the annual inspection. Property managers may request the pre-printed application be mailed to their office.  The landlord will still receive our annual letter.

Additional information on the requirements for a rooming and lodging house license or rental permit can be found in City Code Title 3 Chapter 10 and Title 9 Chapter 2  at http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=692

New rental properties may complete the blank application form for either a rooming and lodging house license or rental permit.

Tenants:  For problems with a landlord or with your lease that are not a safety issue you may contact  http://datcp.state.wi.us

 

Attached Document or FileAnnual notice to landlords for rental inspections Notice reminding landlords to schedule the annual license / rental permit inspection
Attached Document or FileRooming & Lodging House Application Housing license application form for properties occupied by 3 or more unrelated individuals
Attached Document or Filerental application form.pdf Rental Permit Application for rental properties occupied by a family or no more than two unrelated individuals.
Attached Document or FileCarbon Monoxide Alarms for Commercial Residential Properties State law requiring installation of carbon monoxide alarms
Attached Document or FileCarbon Monoxide Alarms for One & Two Family Dwellings State law requiring installation of carbon monoxide alarms in residential homes and rentals properties