Residential Rental Unit Registration Program

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Dear Residents and Landlords:

The City of Margate is pleased to announce the adoption of a Residential Rental Unit Registration Program. In keeping with the community's commitment to supporting an environment focused on all our residents' safety, health, and welfare, the City of Margate has partnered with PROCHAMPS Property Registration Co., a Florida-based LLC, to provide an automated web-based registration platform.

The purpose of this program is to ensure all properties within the boundaries of the City of Margate are held to an equal standard for property maintenance and code enforcement requirements. This platform will collect the most up-to-date owner information for each property, emergency contact information for any property whose owner lives more than 30 miles away from the dwelling, and structural information for emergency purposes.

Automating this process gives our rental property owners mobile access to register their property from any device and a communication portal for all requirements related to operating a rental property within the City of Margate. The new platform also keeps our community resources focused on priorities most important to you while adding efficiency to what could be a very labor-intensive process. It also offers our Police and Fire Departments quick and easy access to information needed during an emergency.

The City of Margate has committed to a fee structure intended to cover the administrative cost of running the program. We recognize that this is a significant change to how we were once managing our rental property program. However, after considerable consideration and a detailed review of all the factors related to our current program, we felt it necessary to move forward with these changes. Our responsibility is to all our residents, whether you are owner-occupants, tenants, or rental property owners. Our City is committed to managing our environment at the highest level and ensuring the safety, health, and welfare of all. As always, if you have any questions about this or any other community program, please feel free to contact the City at 954-970-3004 or email rnixon@margatefl.com, and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can. Included, you will find all the information you need to complete a rental registration and contact information related to each step of the process.

We thank you for your continued support in making our community the best it can be.

Important Key Dates 

• July 1, 2021: Program kick-off date.

• October 1, 2021: Late fees for any late registrations will begin.

• January 1, 2022: Enforcement for non-compliant registrations will begin