Chapter 13 of the City’s Local Amendments to the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), defines a Rooming/Boarding House as a building that is not a hotel, motel, bed & breakfast or short-term rental that provides lodging (with or without meals) for 7 or more unrelated individuals. A license is required to operate a rooming or boarding house in Commercial or Residential properties.
Most rooming or boarding houses have historically been located in areas zoned multi-family residential. Except for properties located within the McMansion area, occupancy in most single-family residential properties is limited to 6 unrelated individuals (See City Code Section 25-2-511). If the property is located within the McMansion area, the limit is 4 unrelated individuals.