Upon request, the Leominster Board of Health will issue a Certificate of Fitness for any rental dwelling unit.
A State Sanitary Code inspection will be conducted by the Leominster Health Department after a request for a Certificate of Fitness is received.
If the premises, having no violations, meets the requirements of the State Sanitary Code, a Certificate of Fitness will be issued within ten days after the inspection.
The Certificate of Fitness will be issued to the property owner and signed by the Director of Public Health or Code Enforcement Inspector employed by the Leominster Board of Health.
If the premises are in violation of the State Sanitary Code, the landlord will receive the inspector's report listing the violations. If the dwelling is occupied, a time within which the violations must be corrected will be listed in accordance with Massachusetts State Sanitary Code.
No Certificate of Fitness will be issued until such time as all violations are corrected to the inspector's satisfaction. No Certificate of Fitness will be issued until such time as the owner has completed a Landlord Registration Form.
The Director of Public Health shall charge a fee to the landlord for the issuance of a Certificate of Fitness in an amount to be determined by the Board of Health. This fee shall be paid before the inspection is conducted.