Residential Structure Conversion Policy

Policy on Residential Structure Conversion
Prior to the issuance of a new zoning certificate, the following must be completed

Reduction in the Number of Units (per unit to be removed)
  1. Removal of all kitchen appliances
  2. Removal of the kitchen sink. Water supply and waste lines must be capped by a licensed plumber
  3. All utility meters must equal the number of dwelling units being requested
  4. Smoke Alarms must be installed and maintained at all of the following locations:
    1. On the ceiling or wall outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms
    2. In each room used for sleeping purposes
    3. In each story of the dwelling unit, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics
  5. All floors must be fully integrated on the interior of the structure
Conversion of a Rooming House to a single or multiple family dwelling
  1. Each unit proposed must have it's own bathroom, kitchen and a minimum of 120 square foot living area
  2. Only passage locks will be allowed on bedroom doors
  3. Each dwelling unit must have separate utilities
  4. A house meter for common areas must be installed.
  5. With the exception of an entrance vestibule, no common entrances or areas shall be shared between dwelling units.
  6. Smoke Alarms must be installed and maintained at all of the following locations:
    1. On the ceiling or wall outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms
    2. In each room used for sleeping purposes
    3. In each story of the dwelling unit, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics