NORWICH – On March 13, the City of Norwich Common Council passed an amendment to Chapter 50 of the City Code, which details minimum standards for housing. The amendment included their long discussed rental registration program. Now, more than half way to the registration deadline, city officials say the program is off to a good start.
The rental registry calls for non-owner occupied or vacant rental dwelling units to participate in the registration. Landlords have to provide a name, address, and a telephone number where they can be reached at all times. In addition, rental property owners could be asked to provide a local contact, to act on their behalf, in the event they cannot be reached.