West Carrollton plan for annual landlord fee to be discussed

A plan to create an annual fee for West Carrollton landlords is set to be addressed by the city’s council this week.

Council is scheduled to discuss the proposal – opposed by West Carrollton rental property owners - Tuesday night in a work session.

The proposal, believed to be the first of its kind in the Dayton area to require an annual fee, calls for a $30 payment for landlords each year for a license and is aimed at curbing code violations, according to the city.

Rental units make up about 42 percent of West Carrollton’s 5,946 total households in 2015, according to a market analysis done by Market Metric$ LLC.

From 2012 through last year, 65 percent of all West Carrollton code violations came from rental properties, according to the city.

The work session is set to follow council’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the West Carrollton Civic Center. Council is not expected to hold a public hearing on the issue until Aug. 23.