Rental Property Licenses are required for any dwelling in Upper Darby that is occupied by someone other than the owner for a period of one (1) month or more in any year. Rental Property Licenses must be renewed every year. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that their rental license is up to date and schedule the annual inspection by calling (610) 734-7640 or by email to LI@upperdarby.org.
Every person, firm, corporation or any other type of entity owning, managing, or operating a dwelling unit and/ or rooming unit shall not rent, lease, let out or permit the same to be occupied without first applying for and securing a Rental Property License. More information may be found under Upper Darby Ordinance 3096 Section 417-11 AAA.
Upper Darby will send an annual reminder notice to owners to complete the Rental Property License Application, pay a non-refundable fee, and schedule a Rental Property Inspection. Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to be aware of the license expiration date and schedule the rental inspection to ensure they are in compliance at all times. Rentals that do not have a license are subject to violations.