Dec 2013

2014 Rental Property Registration

City of East Chicago, Indiana Code of Ordinances Title XI, Chapter 123: Rental Housing and Ordinance No. 09-0020 require owners of real property in the City of East Chicago, to register all rental housing on an annual basis. The ordinance requires owners of rental properties to register annually at the East Chicago Building Department office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana, and pay an annual registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit.

2014 Registration will commence on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and received Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00p.m.

Registration forms and requirements are available at the Building Department’s office or on the City’s website at (Departments/Building Department/Downloads 2014 Link). Property owners are required to provide, in addition to the completed registration form, the following to process the registration of their rental property:

  • Rental registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit, whether vacant or occupied (only check/money order accepted)

  • Proof of ownership (mortgage, deed, property tax statement, etc.)

  • Proof of property insurance (reflecting coverage amounts)

  • Copy of valid driver’s license or State issued identification

  • Occupant information

A late fee shall be assessed in the amount of $100, in addition to the $10 registration fee, for each dwelling or rental unit not registered by April 15, 2014. Failure to register any and all real property utilized as rental housing shall constitute a violation of this chapter and the owner shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $2,500 per unit.

For additional information, please contact the East Chicago Building Department at (219) 391-8294 or visit the City’s website at (Building Department link).

4444 RAILROAD AVENUE • east chicago, in • 46312
Phone: 219.391.8294 • Fax: 219.391.7013
Office Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM