APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LODGING HOUSE LICENSE
All applicants must seek approval from the appropriate Boards and Commissions before a Board of Health (BOH) permit can be issued.
All applicants must apply for a Certificate of Occupancy from Building Department.
All applicants need to apply for an Inspection Certificate from the Building Department in order for the Board of Health to issue a license to operate a lodging house.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, four or more unrelated persons living together constitute a Lodging House and require a Lodging House License.
Annual Fee: $ 50.00
Lodging houses require inspections by the Board of Health twice annually. Applicants are required to make appropriate arrangements for inspections of all areas of the dwelling including private rooms with advanced notice of inspections per applicable laws and regulations.
Lodging House, House Rules must be in writing in accordance with the City of Fitchburg Board of Health Lodging House regulations with a copy submitted to the BOH along with the application for permit.