All St. Joseph landlords will be required to pay a $1.50 business license fee for each rental unit they own under a change approved by the St. Joseph City Council.
Previously, landlords only had to obtain business licenses for buildings with three or more units.
The council has chosen to delay a decision on whether to require inspections of each rental unit when a new tenant moves in. A work session is planned to discuss the proposed change. The council could take up the proposal during its meeting March 25th.
The city council has approved a requirement that all residential units with fuel-fired appliances or attached garages have carbon monoxide detectors installed.