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Housing Inspection License

This license is required of any entity that rents any type of housing unit. (It is also known as a Housing Rental License.)

Prior Approval:

  • Commercial Activity License (formerly the Business Privilege License)
  • Business Income and Receipts Tax Account Number
  • Federal Tax Identification Number or Social security Number (for an individual)
  • Zoning Approval (for two or more units)

Additional Information:

Partners for Good Housing Publication

Cost: $50 per unit, $150 for vacant property or lot

License Renewal

This license can be renewed online, with a valid email address. Renewals can also be made in the Municipal Services Building – Concourse Level (1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard). In-person renewals will also require an email address.

Housing Rental License The paper form is provided for new license applicants. License holders are encouraged to renew this license online.

RETURNED CHECKS: Licenses and Inspections uses eCollect, LLC to collect returned checks. If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize eCollect, LLC to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) eCollect, LLC may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment. For inquiries about charges to your account please call (888) 569-9001 or email admin@ecollectpayments.com