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Required Documents for Landlords and Tenants

The Centre Region Code Administration rental housing program is enforced in Ferguson Township as well as the municipalities of Patton, College, and Harris Townships and the Boroughs of State College and Bellefonte.

The scope of this code applies to all existing residential and non-residential structures and all existing premises to ensure the minimum requirements and standards for structures, equipment and facilities for light, ventilation, space, heating, sanitation, protection from the elements, life safety, safety from fire and other hazards and for the safe and sanitary maintenance.

In accordance with Section 803.3 of the Centre Region Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code, 2017 Edition, landlords in the Centre Region — at minimum — must provide tenants with the following information:

  •     Maximum occupancy for the residential property
  •     Maximum number of persons who can reside in the rental property
  •     Whether the property is a student home
  •     Regulations regarding dogs (if present)
  •     Regulations regarding property maintenance
  •     Regulations regarding refuse, parking, weeds and removal of snow and ice from sidewalks
  •     Information on the handling of recyclable materials
  •     Specific information regarding the State College Division of the Health and Neighborhood Services and the Centre Region Code Administration
  •     Fire safety certification
  •     Regulations regarding tampering with fire protection equipment
  •     Notification in writing of all scheduled inspections a minimum 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled inspection date
  •     Notice of regulations regarding roof occupancy and possible penalties
  •     Notice of regulations regarding unsanitary conditions in rental properties and regulations and possible penalties

Links to municipal ordinances, including Ferguson Township

Tenants are responsible for reviewing all documents provided by the landlord, being familiar with the requirements of the rental property, and completing a form verifying they have been provided with the relevant information.

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