Rental Property Licensing & Inspections

Who uses your services?

The Central Keystone Council of Governments administers a Rental Licensing Ordinance (also called a Public Housing Ordinance) in seven local municipalities: Lewisburg Borough, Mifflinburg Borough, Montoursville Borough, Beavertown Borough, Selinsgrove Borough and, most recently, Jersey Shore Borough and Old Lycoming Township. These municipalities encompass 4,432 individual rental housing units in single and multi-family structures. The CK-COG inspects an average of 1,944 of these housing units each year for compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code.

The CK-COG is also the inspection agency for the Union and Snyder County Housing Authorities, and all of our inspectors are certified in HUD’s Housing Quality Standards. The CK-COG inspects an average of 650 housing units each year for compliance with HUD’s Housing Quality Standards.

What are your qualifications? 

Each of our inspectors is certified by the International Code Council and attends continuing education classes each year to develop their knowledge and understanding of Code Enforcement. Each inspector has also been trained and certified in HUD’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS).

Whose Ordinance do you enforce?

We enforce the Municipality’s Ordinance; the CK-COG works with each Municipality to evaluate any Ordinance already enacted and determines the specific needs of the Municipality going forward. Each Municipality has unique challenges to enforcement, for example: a substantial student occupancy causing high unit turnover, or aging housing stock and deteriorating structures. For Municipalities without an existing Rental Licensing Ordinance, the CK-COG will work with the Municipality’s Council or Supervisors to develop an Ordinance to meet their specific needs.

On the right side of this page you will find the Application for License or Permit for your Municipality. If you have any questions regarding this application or the inspection, please call our office.

Download and complete a rental property application for your municipality if there is one available.

If your municipality is not mentioned below, use the standard Rental Property License Application

The Mifflinburg Borough Rental Unit Ordinance states that all landlords in the Borough are required to obtain a Rental Unit Occupancy License for all existing properties currently being rented and for any new properties before they are offered for rent.  The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of its residents.

The cost of this License is $25.00 for the first unit, plus $10.00 for each additional unit in the Building, due annually.  Rental units in the Borough of Mifflinburg  are also required to have an inspection a minimum every third year, or more often if deemed necessary by this agency to assure continued compliance with the Property Maintenance Code.

Mifflinburg New Rental Application

Mifflinburg Rental Renewal Application

The Beavertown Borough Rental Unit Ordinance states that all landlords in the Borough are required to obtain a Rental Unit Occupancy License for all existing properties currently being rented and for any new properties before they are offered for rent.  The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of its residents.

The cost of this License is $50.00 per dwelling unit, per year.  Rental units in the Borough of Beavertown are also required to have an inspection a minimum every third year, or more often if deemed necessary by this agency to assure continued compliance with the Property Maintenance Code.

Beavertown Rental Application

Beavertown Rental Agreement Addendum

Beavertown Rental Renewal Application

The McClure Borough Rental Unit Ordinance states that all landlords in the Borough are required to obtain a Rental Unit Occupancy License for all existing properties currently being rented and for any new properties before they are offered for rent.  The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of its residents.

The cost of this License is $50.00 per dwelling unit, per year.  Rental units in the Borough of McClure are also required to have an inspection a minimum every third year, or more often if deemed necessary by this agency to assure continued compliance with the Property Maintenance Code.

The Freeburg Borough Rental Unit Ordinance states that all landlords in the Borough are required to obtain a Rental Unit Occupancy License for all existing properties currently being rented and for any new properties before they are offered for rent.  The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of its residents.

The cost of this License is $50.00 per dwelling unit, per year.  Rental units in the Borough of Freeburg are also required to have an inspection a minimum every third year, or more often if deemed necessary by this agency to assure continued compliance with the Property Maintenance Code.