Did You Register Your Rental Property with CMPD? It’s Mandatory.

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Did You Register Your Rental Property with CMPD? It’s Mandatory.

A new ordinance requires homeowners to register their rental properties with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). The CMPD developed an online registration process for its new Rental Registration Program, which began January 1st, the effective date of the new ordinance. You can now register online through the CMPD website.

Although there will be a 6-month grace period for the program, CMPD expects anyone who owns rental property in the City of Charlotte to register that property in the system as soon as possible. The easiest way to do this will be through the system’s online portal, which is now live. This tool will allow property owners to conveniently register one or multiple properties and designate additional contacts, such as a property management firm, if they so desire.

There will be NO fee to register, but an administrative fee will be charged when a property crosses CMPD’s Disorder Risk Threshold.

Regardless of whether you use a property manager, the owner will be required to provide their own address (NOT a P.O. Box) and a contact phone number when they register each of their properties. In the event CMPD needs to contact someone regarding criminal activity on the property, they will first attempt to reach the owner, and the owner would then have to contact their property manager if they prefer for them to handle the situation.

In the event that a property is sold, the owner will have to contact CMPD to change the status of the registration. To ensure that owners are regularly reminded of the registration requirement, REBIC requested that CMPD send out a bulletin to all owners on at least an annual basis.

For property owners, the benefit of online registration will be the ability to receive regular e-mail notifications about any crime or disorder activity on their properties, on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. This addresses one of the key concerns that REBIC and our partner organizations had regarding the Rental Registration program.

In addition to the online registration, CMPD will have hard copies of the registration form available at its precincts and possibly at local libraries as well. They will also mail the form out to property owners at their request.

The City Council is requiring ALL owners of rental property to register with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.  The registration can be completed online through the CMPD website.

The registration must be completed by each individual rental property owner.  To find information about your property, please visit http://meckcama.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/relookup/.

Please complete the registration process as soon as possible.  All registrations should be submitted by June 30, 2013. Thank you for your cooperation in complying with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.