ORONO – In a scenario repeated over and over in recent years, a handful of landlords have not registered their rental properties, nearly two months after they were due.

A town ordinance on the books for several years now requires that all landlords register their rental units, at a fee of $25 per unit, by Sept. 1; landlords were sent their annual reminders of the fee nearly three months before that date. Despite that notification, and the fact that the fees are doubled when paid after the due date, there are several landlords who routinely pay late – in past years, some dragging four or five months behind. And 2014 has been no exception. According to Code Enforcement Officer Bill Murphy’s monthly report, 16 landlords still have not submitted their fees.

As of last week, $31,640 in fees, and $1,900 in late penalties, has been collected.

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