Court: Indiana cities subject to $5 cap on rental fees

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that all Indiana municipalities are subject to the state's $5 cap on annual rental property registration fees.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 1:59 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that all Indiana municipalities are subject to the state's $5 cap on annual rental property registration fees.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the state's highest court ruled Friday in a case involving Hammond, West Lafayette and Bloomington that exemptions were unconstitutional.

The case stemmed from a state law that exempted Bloomington and West Lafayette due to their unique rental market as college towns. But the limit applied to Hammond, which charged higher rental registration fees per unit to partially offset the cost of conducting regular inspections to ensure properties are safe for living.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis tells the Journal and Courier that its rental inspection program will continue despite ruling, though he's not sure how it will be funded.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 67°
Kokomo
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 65°
Rensselaer
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Fowler
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Williamsport
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 65°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Frankfort
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 67°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Logansport
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
Warmer Temps and Multiple Rounds of Rain Ahead
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events