Yes- All Rental Registrations Expire the End of February each year. Lewiston City Code Sec 18-204
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Any building that is defined by Lewiston City Code of Ordinances Sec. 18-201. Multi-Family Building: A detached building in common ownership interest containing three (3) or more dwelling units designed for residential use and occupancy by three (3) or more families living independently of one another, including mixed use buildings, that is not a single-family dwelling, excluding Boarding and Lodging Houses or such other buildings that are separately licensed by the City or the State of Maine. Online version can be found here: Chapter-18 (lewistonmaine.gov)
Within 60 days of purchasing or transferring the ownership of such building or converting a building into a multi-family property including through the addition of more units, the Legal Owner, the Business Operator, or the Property Manager shall register the building. Newly constructed multi-family buildings must be registered within 30 days of the date the city issues a certificate of occupancy. Lewiston City Code Sec. 18-204.
You can find your building's parcel ID # by putting the address of your building into the City of Lewiston's GIS mapping system. City of Lewiston's GIS parcel viewer can be found here: Lewiston Parcel Viewer (cgis-solutions.com)
Yes - Each multi-family building with 3 units or more must have it's own Rental Registration Certificate. However, if one multi- family building has less then 3 units ONLY the one with 3 or more units must be registered. Lewiston City Code Sec 18-203
There is no fee to register your multi-family building, however failure to do so by the timelines outlined in Chapter 18 Article IV of the Lewiston City Code will result in civil penalties fines and multi-family buildings with 3 units or more not registered will be deemed not eligible to receive any City administered state, federal, or city-sponsored loans or grants or other city-sponsored or provided programs that are available.
There may be some grants available to you. To see if you qualify and find the applications please click this link: Commercial Loans & Grants | Lewiston, ME - Official Website (lewistonmaine.gov)