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The City of Pierre is implementing a dwelling rental program to register, license, and inspect rental housing units. The goal is to ensure the life, health, and safety of those living in residential rental units.
All non-owner occupied residential rental units within the City of Pierre are required to be registered.
No commission action has been taken on the proposed program; the city is currently reviewing comments received about it.
An updated proposal is expected in August with a public hearing to follow in September. The timeline is subject to change.
Both are renewed annually.
Under the proposed plan, yes. $20.00 per structure plus $15.00 per unit are due anually, upon registration.
If you have a 10-unit apartment complex, the total annual cost would be $170. That breaks down to approximately $1.42 per month, per unit.
If you have a single family rental, the total annual cost would be $35. That breaks down to approximately $2.92 per month.
All non-owner occupied residential units in Pierre must be registered. Licenses will be issued to registered units that meet licensing requirements, including successful completion of scheduled unit inspection.
All rental unit must have a local contact. That means all rental units are required to have an owner or registered agent living within 50 miles of Pierre. The agent could be an owner, manager, friend, tenat, etc.
There is a level of consumer risk that is involved with rental properties. The city modeled the program from other communities that have similar programs. The city will focus on a base level of life and health inspections. Most inspections are only completed once every five years.