City raises rental unit registration fees
Legislation that will require Akron landlords to pay a yearly $15 per rental unit registration fee was approved by Council Monday evening. The legislation capped the maximum a landlord would have to pay at $1,500. The increase is the first since the city started charging a registration fee in 1996. Council also passed legislation requiring all construction contractors to register with the city before they can pull a building permit. The legislation aims to ensure that contractors and their workers pay city income taxes.