Town of Houston
Regular Council Meeting
Thursday January 10, 2019
at 7:30 PM
at the Houston Vol. Fire Co., 143 Broad Street
This site was last updated: January 4, 2019
PO Box 196
Houston, DE 19954
Incorporated March 26, 1913
2018 - 2019
Budget - Chapter 175 Fees
Residential Rental License
Due by December 31, 2018
Chapter 160 Residential Rental Properties License
ARTICLE III. - RENTAL OPERATING LICENSE REQUIRED.
No landlord shall operate a rental unit in the Town unless an application has been filed and a current rental operating license has been issued for the specified rental unit for the current year.
ARTICLE IV. - APPLICATION FOR RENTAL OPERATING LICENSE AND AGREEMENT TO COMPLY.
A.Every landlord shall apply for a rental operating license and shall agree to comply with all provisions of this and any other applicable Town ordinance. B.The application shall be in the form provided by the Town and shall be accompanied by a check or money-order payable to The Town of Houston in the amount established in Chapter 175 Fees. C.It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any rental dwelling without obtaining a license from the Town of Houston in order to determine compliance. The license shall expire annually on December 31. The fee for the annual license shall be established in Chapter 175 Fees for each unit. D.In the event that the license fee set forth herein is not paid on the date due, then the licensee shall incur a penalty fee in the amount established in Chapter 175 Fees per month per unit until the license fee is paid. E.An owner whose license has been suspended shall pay a reinstatement fee as established in Chapter 175 Fees.