Residential Rental Registration Pilot Program

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The City of Charleston adopted a Residential Rental Registration Pilot Program which began in 2023 in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood. City Council recently approved the expansion of the program for Radcliffeborough and Mazyck-Wraggborough neighborhoods. Property owners and/or property managers of residential rental properties in these neighborhoods must register these properties with the City of Charleston by March 31st, 2024. Each long term residential rental unit must be registered. If you are an out of state property owner you must have a responsible local representative whose primary place of residence or business office is within thirty (30) miles of the City of Charleston. An application and $40.00 annual fee are required for each TMS (Tax Map Sequence Number) with an additional $10 per unit not to exceed $100 total per TMS number. One application may be submitted per TMS.  Any property owner with 5 or more long term rental units in the City of Charleston must also have a business license.    


Residential Rental Registration Ordinance

Residential Rental Registration Application