Metro Louisville rental property (housing) owners have until March 1, 2017 to register their rental units (including temporary rentals such as Airbnb, VRBO, one-time for special events such as Derby/PGA, etc.) with Louisville Metro Government, according to a new ordinance. Failure to register by the deadline could lead to steep fines of up to $100 per day per housing unit.
Registration must include the rental unit street address along with current contact information of the owner and managing operator. New owners must register within thirty days of any ownership transfer. Any change in contact information must be updated on the registry within thirty days of said change.
The goal of the ordinance is to be proactive in improving quality of life issues in Metro Louisville.
“Passage of a rental registry gives this community transparency, accountability and responsibility of rental property. Every person who rents should have the ability to rent quality housing. Knowing how to get in touch with the landlord will help in gaining faster compliance on violations of any Metro Code of Ordinances,” said Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15), the primary sponsor of the ordinance.
Registration requires an account with Develop Louisville. It is free, and should only take a few minutes to complete. Click here to establish an account and access the registry, and here to get detailed information and instructions on registry requirements.