Residential Unit Registry
The Initial Residential unit Registration Date, pursuant to Section 8-126, shall commence on January 7, 2022.
What to Expect on the Initial Registration Date
An Owner must file a Registration Statement for each rental unit that is offered for rent or rented for a term exceeding 30 consecutive days with the City’s Housing Protection Department’s software.
Any person with an ownership interest in a dwelling unit that is claiming an exemption from this Article must file with the Housing Protection Department a claim of exemption upon registration.
- The fees for Registration completed between January 7, 2022 and March 31, 2022, will be waived.
- The Registration Fee shall be charged for each completed registration filed on or after April 1, 2022.
- Commencing May 1, 2022, the City may commence enforcement against any Owner who fails to register a unit pursuant to Inglewood Municipal Code Section 8-126. Furthermore, no Owner shall advertise for rent, demand or accept rent for a rental unit, or evict any tenant from a rental unit, without first procuring and serving a copy of a valid Registration Certificate on the tenant of that rental unit. In addition, no petition, application, claim, or request will be accepted by the Program Administrator from any Owner, and no hearing or other proceeding shall be scheduled or take place on any such petition, application, claim or request, and no rent increases granted by Program Administrator, Hearing Officers or the Board shall take effect for any rental unit unless the Owner has procured and served a copy of a valid registration certificate on the tenant of that rental unit.
For the subsequent years after the initial registration date, each registration statement and claims of exemption(s) must be annually filed on or before October 1st of each year. The City Council may modify the annual registration date by resolution.
- Registration of a rental unit shall not be complete, and no registration certificate shall be issued until the Owner has done the following:
- Paid all fees owed to the City with respect to the rental unit including registration fees imposed pursuant to this article;
- Obtained a valid Business Tax Certificate for the Owner and any property management company acting as the Owner’s agent; and
- Filed a complete and accurate registration statement for that unit including all information required by this article and any rules or regulations adopted by the Board.
- Each registration statement shall include rent amounts and tenancy information for the rental unit subject to this article on a form prescribed by the Department, which must include the following information for each rental unit:
- Address of the rental unit, including identifying the unit number or letter;
- All amenities and housing services associated with the rental unit;
- Total number of current occupants at the time of registration;
- The name of an emergency contact, including the contact's name, address and phone number; and\
- Date of last rent increase.
- A registration fee shall be charged for each complete registration filed on or after April 1, 2022. Registration fees are intended to recover the City’s reasonable costs associated with enforcing its housing protection regulations as set forth in Articles 9 and 10 of Chapter 8 of the Inglewood Municipal Code, and related inspection programs.
- If the rent for a rental unit is less than seventy percent (70%) of Fair Market Rents, and the unit is timely registered, the Unit will be exempt from the registration fee requirement. Fair Market Rent shall be determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- After timely payment of registration fees, the Owner may pass through fifty percent (50%) of the fee to non-section 8 tenants of the applicable units at a maximum monthly pro rata of 1/12 of the fee per rental unit. If an Owner fails to pay the fee on or before the date the fee is due, it cannot be passed through to the tenants. (example: $184/by 2 = $92/by 12 months = $7.67 a month)
- For every property for which an Owner is required to submit a registration statement, the Owner shall provide a copy to each tenant and post a copy of the registration certificate. Certificates must be posted in a conspicuous location in the lobby of the property, near a mailbox used by all residents on the property, or in or near a public entrance to the property.