In accordance with the City of Lebanon ordinance for Residential Rental Housing Licensing & Inspection, all owners of residential rental units must register each unit with the Department of Public Safety beginning January 1, 2007.
All forms with payment must be returned no later than March 31 each year.
The registration fee is $40.00 per dwelling unit and $20.00 per rooming house unit. Forms may be obtained by downloading the Registration Form, or from the Office of Public Safety, 717-228-4495; Room 214, 400 South 8th Street, Lebanon, PA.
This is only applicable to residential rental units.
Make check payable to City of Lebanon
Send payment and registration form to:
City of Lebanon, Dept. of Public Safety
400 S. 8th St., Room 214
Lebanon, PA 17042
Residential Rental Housing Licensing & Inspection Ordinance
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the inspectors looking for?
Life safety issues such as heating, plumbing, electricity, & smoke detectors, along with sanitation issues that would impact on the health of the neighborhood.
What is the difference between a dwelling unit and a rooming house unit?
A dwelling unit has separate rooms including a kitchen and bathroom. A rooming house unit either shares bathroom facilities, kitchen or both with other renters.
If the unit is vacant, must I still register?
Yes, if it is available for rent (mark ‘vacant’ on the registration form).
If the apartment house is vacant and for sale, must I still register?
No, but the units must be registered by the new owner at the time of sale.
I own the dwelling and live in one apartment and rent the other. Must I register both?
No, just register the unit that you rent.
My son (or other family/friend) owns the house where I live and I do not pay rent. Must he/she register it?
Must I re-register every time occupants change?
Notify the City in writing of any changes in the number or names of occupants age 18 or older within 30 days after a change.
Where must the license be displayed?
The owner may display the license or not, but it must be readily produced when requested by a City inspector or a potential tenant.
What is the penalty for not registering?
A fine of $1,000.00 and the building is marked as condemned until a registration is received.
If my rental unit is Section 8, must I still register with the City?
Do I need a lease for each unit?
Yes, but the City does not need a copy of the lease.
Under what conditions do I need a property manager (other than myself)?
If you do not reside within 20 miles of the City of Lebanon, you must have a property manger.
How often must I register, and by when?
Yearly; a new registration form and payment are due by March 31st.