Landlord registration forms available

Registration forms are available for landlords who own private rental properties in Columbus after the city recently passed legislation requiring mandatory registration.

Columbus City Council voted earlier this month to pass an ordinance requiring landlords who own private rental properties to pay a $5 fee per rental property and to provide contact information to the city for an owner or agent. Registration forms can be found on the city’s website or through the city’s Community Development office, said Robin Hilber, community development programs coordinator with the city.

Applications must be submitted by May 1. For more information, contact Hilber or city code enforcement officer Fred Barnett by calling 812-376-2520.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or