[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mount Kisco 9-20-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a registry of all rental property as defined herein enabling the Village to identify persons responsible for the care and management of such property which will ensure the enforcement of local, state and federal regulations.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all property located in the Village/Town of Mt. Kisco as defined herein.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- Any improved real property located within the Village of Mt. Kisco.
- Any individual or individuals, partnership or corporation, similar type of business organization or proprietary interest, whether or not for profit or otherwise, in whose name title to a building is vested.
- RENTAL PROPERTY
- Includes all buildings containing residential units which are either rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied which shall be limited to two-family, multifamily, or mixed used (commercial-residential). This definition shall not be deemed to include cooperative apartments.
Registration. Every owner of rental property as defined herein shall be required to register such property with the Building Department on such form or forms as prescribed by the Building Department within a period of 60 days from the effective date of this chapter. A new form shall be filed whenever there is a change of ownership. and it shall be the responsibility of the new owner to see that such form is filed within a period of 60 days from taking title to the property.
Registry fee. On or after the effective date of this subsection, every owner or prospective owner of rental property, as defined in this chapter, shall be required to register said property with the Building Department and pay an annual registration fee of $10, payable to the Village of Mt. Kisco.
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of each property which is subject to the provisions of this chapter to timely file a registry application within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter. The form shall require the following information:
The property address, the section, block and lot number of the property as stated on the Tax Map of the Village of Mt. Kisco, and the number of residential dwelling units on each property.
The owner(s), owner mailing address and telephone number.
The name and names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of any responsible person(s) of the corporation, LLC, partnership or other similar business entity if the ownership is held in a nonindividual capacity.
The name, address and telephone number of a local responsible person over 21 years old, residing or doing business in Westchester County, who shall be responsible for the care and management of such property and is authorized by said owner to accept legal process on behalf of the owner when the owner resides or has its principal place of business outside of Westchester County.
The form shall be signed by the owner and his or her designee and witnessed by a notary public and shall contain the following declaration: "I certify that all information contained in this statement is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that the willful making of any false statement of material fact herein will subject me to the provisions of law relevant to the making and filing of false instruments and shall constitute a violation of this chapter."
It shall be the responsibility of each owner to timely notify the Building Department whenever the information provided in this form has become outdated or for any reason is no longer accurate. It shall be the responsibility of each owner to recertify the aforementioned information annually.
No rental property as defined herein, shall be occupied by any tenant without compliance with the provisions herein and failure to comply shall constitute a violation of a certification of occupancy.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in 1-17B of this Code in addition to any penalties that may apply under local, state or federal law or regulation.