Why has the City of Charleston adopted a Residential Registration Program? The City has historically had difficulty enforcing livability regulations in areas with high numbers of residential rental properties. The purpose of this ordinance is for City staff to be able to communicate more effectively with property managers and landlords about their rental units.
How do I know if I need to register? If you own a rental unit(s) within the Cannonborough/Elliottborough neighborhood, you must register the unit(s).
Are there any fees associated with the program? Yes, there is an annual $40 fee for each TMS and an additional $10 per unit not to exceed $100 per TMS.
Do I need a business license? Yes, if you have five or more long term rental units in the city you must apply for a business license for each unit.