Rental Registration Program

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Notice: The program is under development. Please check back soon to see resources and information.

About the Rental Registration Program

The Rental Registration Program is a division of the Department of Code Enforcement and Building Inspections. The program is implemented through the city's vendor, US Housing Consultants. 

Program Purpose

The purpose of the program is to promote health and safety standards for residential rental housing and to secure and preserve the integrity and character of residential districts within the city. These standards relate to the condition, maintenance and occupancy of rental dwelling units and are intended to ensure that rental housing is safe, sanitary and suitable in accordance with applicable provisions of the State Building Code, 2018 ICC Property Maintenance Codes and other regulations adopted by the City of Weirton. 

How to Register Rental Properties

Landlords may register their residential rental properties and units by completing an online application or by coming to the Rental Registration office at the municipal building. 

Online Application to Register Residential Rental Property (Link)

Rental Business Requirements

Leasing residential and commerical rental property is a business activity requiring an annual City of Weirton business license. Landlords are required to have a West Virginia Business Registration Certificate with the state tax department upon filing for their business license. The fee for a rental business license is $15.00. 

2022 City of Weirton Business License Application (PDF)

Schedule of Fees

Fee ItemCost
Compliance Inspection Fee$20.00 per inspection, per unit.
Not to exceed $500 per calendar year. 
Missed Inspection/No Show Fine$10.00
Re-Inspection Fee$30.00 per inspection, per unit
Charged after failing scheduled inspection twice.
Court Appearance Fee
With 24 hours advanced notice
$15.00 per hour
Court Appearance Fee
Within 24 hours of a hearing
$30.00 per hour
Real Estate Pre-Inspection Fee$50.00 per man, per hour
1 Hour minimum charge
Certificate of Use and OccupancyFree
1st Copy
Certificate of Use and Occupancy Copy$10.00 service charge
Rental Board of Appeals Hearing$50.00 application fee

Rental Board of Appeals

Any property owner or agent shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Appeals from a decision of the Code Official where it is alleged that the codes or ordinances have been incorrectly interpreted. 

Where a violation is citied in the City Planning and Zoning Code is cited in a notice of violation, the appeal shall be made to the Board of Zoning Appeals

There is a $50.00 application fee for Rental Board of Appeals meetings. 

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