Before renting out an apartment, house or mobile home a landlord must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy before a tenant moves into the unit. Owners of rental property must also complete a compliance form for each unit every January.
The Rental Housing Officer is Anna Scheck. Contact Anna at 802- 247-3635 ext. 202 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Rental Housing Heat Reminder
The Vermont Rental Housing Health Code contains specific provisions for heating in rental properties.
All rental units and rooming houses must:
- Have functioning heating facilities, in good repair, which vent to the outside.
- Be able to provide heat when the outside temperature is less than 55° F.
- Be able to maintain a room temperature of at least 65° F in all habitable rooms.
And if the owner of a rental unit is providing heat to the occupants as part of a rental agreement (as in a lease where heat is included in the rent) he or she must provide heat to all habitable rooms when the temperature is below 55° F.