Short Term Rental Application
Each and every time there is a change of occupancy by transient occupants during the year when the permit is active, the owner or resident property manager must provide the Borough with information as to the identity of all transient occupants who will be occupying the premises, on a form to be made available by the Department of the Municipal Housing Liaison or in electronic format on the Borough website. The intent is that the Borough shall have basic identifying information of all occupants of the location at all times, just as required by the Borough in conjunction with any standard rental certificate of occupancy application, which information shall include the occupant's or occupants' names and ages, and the dates of the commencement and expiration of the term of each short-term rental period of the respective occupant(s).
Borough of Hopatcong Code, Section 189-7 I.:
In no event shall a short-term rental be rented to anyone younger than 21 years of age. The primary occupant of the short-term rental executing the agreement between the owner and the occupant must be over the age of 21, and must be the party who will actually occupy the property during the rental term. The primary occupant may have guests under the age of 21 who will share and occupy the property with them. Both the primary occupant executing the short-term rental agreement and the owner shall be responsible for compliance with this provision and shall both be liable for a violation where the property is not occupied by at least one adult over the age of 21, during the term of the rental.
The completed form must be electronically submitted to the Department of Municipal Housing Liaison at least 24 hours prior to the start of each rental period. Failure to submit this completed form and documents shall be considered a violation of the Code of the Borough of Hopatcong, subject to fines up to $2,000 per violation, per day that the violation exists.