Business License for Rental Units
The City of St. Joseph’s Code of Ordinances has always required a business license to lease residential property; however, historically, those business licenses have only been enforced when the owners of the properties leased 3 or more units. A business license costing $1.50 per unit will now be required for all residential rental properties which are leased. Furthermore, a business license must be obtained prior to filing an application for a Rental Unit Certificate and submitted with the application. If residential property is not being actively leased, no business license will be required, provided the property is not used for another business activity.