TOWN OF RIVERHEAD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held before the Town Board of the Town at Riverhead at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York, on the 21st day of April, 2015 at 7:05 o’clock p.m. to amend Chapter 86, entitled “Rental Dwelling Units” of the Riverhead Town Code.

Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead as follows:

CHAPTER 86

RENTAL DWELLING UNITS

§ 86-3. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

DWELLING UNIT

A structure or building, one-, two- or three-family dwelling, apartments, multiunit apartments, apartment houses, condominiums, cooperatives, garden apartments or townhouses, occupied or to be occupied by one or more persons as a home or residence.

A dwelling unit is a single unit within a building or structure providing complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping eating cooking and sanitation.

§ 86-6. Fees.

A. A nonrefundable biannual biennial permit application fee shall be paid, upon filing an application for a rental occupancy permit or for a renewal rental occupancy permit, in accordance with the following schedule of rental dwelling units per structure:

Type of Dwelling Fee
One-unit $150 250.00
Two-unit $200  350.00
Three-unit $250  450.00
Four-unit $325  550.00
More than four units $500  750.00, plus $50 for each unit in excess of four five

B. The fee required by this section shall be waived for any applicant which demonstrates that the dwelling unit is occupied by the immediate family of the owner of the dwelling unit as defined in this chapter.

C. Any commercial hotel/motel business operating exclusively and catering to transient clientele, that is, customers who customarily reside at these establishments for short durations for the purpose of vacationing, travel, business, recreational activities, conventions, emergencies and other activities that are customary to a commercial hotel/motel operation, shall pay a biannual biennial fee of $500 750 per application, plus $50 for each unit. For the purposes of this chapter, a “short duration” shall be defined as not more than 21 consecutive days. This section shall not apply to any commercial hotel/motel whose primary purpose is to provide permanent residences to its customers. For the purposes of this chapter, “permanent residence” shall be defined as more than 21 consecutive days.

D. Any rental dwelling unit that only operates during a one-hundred-fifty-day period in the months of May, June, July, August and September, only, shall pay a biannual biennial fee of $25 250 per unit.

  • Overstrike represents deletion(s)
  • Underscore represents addition(s)

Dated:  Riverhead, New York
March 18, 2015

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF RIVERHEAD

DIANE M. WILHELM, TOWN CLERK

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