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File #: 190158    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL
File created: 3/7/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Property Licenses and Owner Accountability," to require all Rental Listing Services to record and report Rental License information for each Rental Unit listing located within the City of Philadelphia, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: PROPERTY LICENSES AND OWNER ACCOUNTABILITY
Code sections: 9-3900 - Property Licenses and Owner Accountability
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19015800.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Property Licenses and Owner Accountability," to require all Rental Listing Services to record and report Rental License information for each Rental Unit listing located within the City of Philadelphia, under certain terms and conditions.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 9-3901 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

? 9-3901. General Provisions.

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(5) Definitions. The following terms shall have the following meanings in this Chapter.

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(m) Rental Listing Service. Any owner, operator, entity, business, agent, real estate broker, real estate brokerage, internet website, mobile phone application, periodical, newspaper, digital tool, online search engine, online database, listing service, property manager, or property owner that publicly or digitally: displays, lists, advertises, stores data, or provides online search results pertaining to individual dwelling unit(s) let for occupancy located within the City of Philadelphia.

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? 9-3902. Rental Licenses.

(1) Required.

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(b) Rental Listing Service Recording and Reporting Requirements. All Rental Listing Services are required to record and report the City of Philadelphia Rental License number associated with each dwelling unit let for occupancy located within the City of Philadelphia that the Rental Listing Service displays, lists, or advertises prior to making information about each dwelling unit publicly accessible through their service.

(i) This recording requirement applies to all Rental Listing Services regardless of whether members of the public must first subscribe as members or create an online or mobile account to view rental listings.

(ii) This recording requirement applies to Rental Listing Service...

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