On July 10, 2018, Beaver Borough Council approved a Rental Registration and Inspection Program in the Borough effective January 1, 2019. The Rental Registration and Inspection Program applies to all non-owner occupied dwelling units that are rented to non-family occupants.
Under the ordinance, owners of rental units will register their units with the Borough on a yearly basis. After registration, Borough Officials will then do an inspection every two (2) years verifying the unit is habitable and safe. If it passes the inspection, a license will be given allowing rental occupancy. If it does not pass inspection, the property owner will have to fix the deficiencies and schedule a second inspection.
The purposes of the ordinance are to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the Borough, along with improving the quality of rental housing within the community. Similar types of ordinances are in place in other communities in the area.
Owners of a non-owner occupied structure or dwelling unit are encouraged to complete an Occupancy Report Form for each address owned indicating the number of units at each. The Occupancy Report Form can be found on the Beaver Borough website beaverpa.us or at the Borough office.
Single family dwellings where a parent, parent-in-law, or adult child of the owner remains in occupancy and no net income is earned by the owner is exempt from this ordinance. A signed affidavit verifying the relationship between the landlord and tenant will be required. Penalties will be assessed for those who do not register their rental units, or for those providing false signed affidavits.
Additional information can be located on the website: beaverpa.us/rental-registration