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File #: 210081    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN MAYOR'S OFFICE
File created: 2/4/2021 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 9-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Property Licenses and Owner Accountability;" Section A-906, entitled "Property License Fees;" Chapter 14-604, entitled "Accessory Uses and Structures;" and Chapter 19-2400, entitled "Hotel Room Rental Tax," to add and revise provisions related to the use of properties for limited lodging and hotel purposes and to the collection of hotel rental taxes in connection therewith; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Code sections: 19-2400 - Hotel Room Rental Tax, 9-3900 - Property Licenses and Owner Accountability
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21008101, As Amended.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Property Licenses and Owner Accountability;" Section A-906, entitled "Property License Fees;" Chapter 14-604, entitled "Accessory Uses and Structures;" and Chapter 19-2400, entitled "Hotel Room Rental Tax," to add and revise provisions related to the use of properties for limited lodging and hotel purposes and to the collection of hotel rental taxes in connection therewith; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

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

TITLE 9. REGULATIONS OF BUSINESSES, TRADES, AND PROFESSIONS
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CHAPTER 9-3900. PROPERTY LICENSES AND OWNER ACCOUNTABILITY.

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? 9-3902. Rental Licenses.

(1) Required.

(a) The owner of any dwelling unit, multiple family dwelling, rooming house, dormitory, hotel, one-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, or rooming unit let for occupancy must obtain a rental license. No person shall collect rent with respect to any property that is required to be licensed pursuant to this Section unless a valid rental license has been issued for the property. [For purposes of this subsection, the operator of limited lodging, not the booking agent (both terms as used in ? 14-604(13)), shall be treated as the person collecting rent, whether or not the booking agent collects rent on behalf of the operator.]

(b) Exceptions.

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(iv) A rental license shall not be required for use as limited lodging [activity], as defined at ? 14-604(13) of this Code, so long as the activity is [compliant with the Zoning Code and the primary resident is the owner of the dwelling unit.] licensed pursuant to Section 9-3909 of this Chapter ("Limited Lodging Operator License").

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? 9-3909. Limited Lodging Operator License.

(1) No person shall operate a residential dwelling as limited lodging, as defined in
subsection 14-604(13) of this Code (...

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