Every property owner in Wilson Borough, who rents any part or whole property, to any other person, must register the property with the Rental Administrator at the Wilson Borough Business Office within five (5) days. You must list all tenants’ names and contact information (except children under the age of 18). Rental Registration fee is $55 per unit.
Renewal of a rental property registration is $55.00 per year per rental unit due by January 1st each year.
After January 1 payment is $75
After February 1 payment is $105
Any owner that fails to comply with the initial registration of a rental property is liable for fines starting at $500 not to exceed $1000 per infraction. Should you default on these fines you are at risk for imprisonment at Northampton County Prison.
All landlords must obtain a Business License for $25.00 each year they are a Landlord and are required to pay a Mercantile Tax of .0015% on all rent received from the previous year. When applying for a Business License you must have a Certificate of Liability from your insurance carrier that provides insurance to your business.
- Any owner that fails to comply with Business License and Mercantile Tax are liable for fines starting at $100 not to exceed $300 per infraction. Should you default on the fine you will are at risk for imprisonment at Northampton County Prison.
When a tenant moves and/or you have placed new tenants in your rental you must notify the Rental Administrator by filling out a tenant change form within thirty (30) days.
If you sell the rental property, you must notify the Rental Administrator no more than five (5) days, after the date of sale.
- Any owner that fails to comply with the requirements above will be liable fines starting at $200 not to exceed $1000 fine per infraction. Should you default on the fine you are at risk imprisonment at Northampton County Prison.