The city of Lakewood is dedicated to maintaining and preserving its vibrant housing stock — whether owner-occupied or investment properties.
The best way to keep current with changing trends and requirements is to attend our free Landlord Training Seminar, offered regularly. Seminars will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
They take place at 7 p.m. each time in the auditorium of Lakewood City Hall.
Check out a few of the resources available below.
Landlord Training Seminar Registration+-
Tenant Screening Discount code+-
The City of Lakewood discounted applicant screening service is now offered to all landlords within the city. The City has partnered with CoreLogic SafeRent to offer a full line of resident screening services utilizing SafeRent’s vast databases of landlord-tenant and criminal records. CoreLogic SafeRent is a comprehensive suite of screening services designed especially for the smaller landlord. SafeRent DIRECT includes the same vital leasing-decision services used by the nation’s largest real estate investment companies and property managers, including the only statistically validated tenant score.
For more on SafeRent’s services, click here for their brochure.
Landlords who use SafeRent to screen applicants under this program satisfy one of the three requirements for obtaining a housing license under Ord. 55-10, which became effective in May 2011.
How the Program Works
Lakewood landlords who use SafeRent’s online screening services will receive a substantial discount on packages offered by SafeRent. The discount code is for use only by landlords who own property in Lakewood, and the code must be kept confidential.
Discounts are available only on screening packages ordered online through https://www.myrental.com/. All you need is the code we provide you in order to receive the discount. View the instructions on using the code by visiting by clicking here.
Fill out the form here:
Register for your housing license+-
Do you own a single-family or two-family home that you lease? If so, you probably already know that you’re required under the Lakewood housing code to renew your housing license each year.
If you have a question about your 2018 housing license, please contact the Division of Housing & Building at (216) 529-6270.
ANNOUNCING CHANGES TO 2019 HOUSING LICENSE PROGRAM
In 2019, ALL HOUSING LICENSES ARE DUE ON NOVEMBER 1.
Lakewood housing license regulations were updated by City Council at the end of 2018. By making all housing licenses due at the same time, license processing will be more efficient and the customer experience will be simplified. The customer experience will be further improved by a new user-friendly online application. A link to the new online Housing License Portal will be made available here in ample time to meet the November 1 deadline.
Other important Details about the Lakewood Housing License Application
- Non-owner Occupied Condominium: The fee for non-owner occupied condominium units is now $45.00 per unit.
- Owner Occupied Condominiums & Condominium Buildings: There is no longer a fee for owner occupied condominium units or for condominium buildings.
- Late Fees: Owners not securing a Housing license by November 1 will be assessed a late fee of twenty-five ($25.00) per unit.
- Updated Housing License fees for 2019 are:
Non-owner-occupied condominium units: $45.00 per unit Rooming house containing two or more tenants: $60.00 per unit Non-owner occupied one-or-two family structures: $75.00 per unit Three-family dwellings: $60.00 per non-owner occupied unit All other non-owner occupied structures: $45.00 per dwelling unit Multi-family buildings single license: $3,500.00 per building Vacant Property License: $200.00 per building
This is the first of multiple forms of communication we will be using to provide housing license updates over the coming months. Our goal is to provide ample notice and clear communication about these changes so you can prepare your applications for housing licenses in an appropriate and timely manner. We encourage you to reach out to our department at (216) 529-6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help answer any questions about the housing license application process moving forward.
Thank you for your continued commitment to and investment in the Lakewood community.
Landlord Information Seminar Presentation Video+-
Landlord Housing Voucher Survey Results+-
Click here to view the Landlord Housing Voucher Survey results.
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