Business License


Main Office: 435-716-9230
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Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Logan City Hall
290 N 100 W
Logan, UT 84321

Landlord Business Licensing


All property owners of rental units in Logan are required to obtain a landlord business license. If you own rental units in Logan, you are required to obtain a landlord business license for each separate ownership entity (e.g., LLC, Sole Proprietorship, Corporation, Trust, etc.).  Any property or residential unit used as a rental shall meet the minimum zoning and building code requirements for installation, maintenance, and operation in effect at the time the rental was legally permitted.  

Landlord Business License application forms:
Application - please provide a separate application for each ownership entity.
Addendum  - please provide this form if the ownership entity has more than three properties
Amendment - please provide this form to add or remove properties or change ownership or agent contact information associated with the rental property. 

License exception: A landlord business license shall not be required for a dwelling unit which is ordinarily owner occupied but is temporarily rented because of the following:

  • the owner is placed in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility or other similar facilities, or
  • the owner has a bona fide, temporary absence of three (3) years or less for activities such as temporary job assignments, sabbaticals, or voluntary service.

Indefinite periods of absence from the dwelling shall not qualify for this exception.

Business Licensing is governed by Title 5 of the Municipal Code.

Occupancy Limitations
Occupancy rules for residential units are regulated by the Logan Land Development Code.

“Occupancy” means the use of a dwelling unit or any portion thereof for living and sleeping purposes by a person or family acting in any of the following capacities:
  1. as the owner of the unit;
  2. as a tenant under an express or implied lease or sublease of the unit or of any portion thereof; or
  3. as a guest or invitee of the owner, property manager, lessee or sublessee of the unit, if such guest or invitee stays overnight at the unit for a total of thirty (30) or more days within any twelve-month period of time.
“Occupancy Limits, Residential” means the number of persons legally allowed to occupy a residential dwelling unit for living and sleeping purposes shall be either:
  1. One (1) family as defined in this Chapter and not more than one (1) additional person; or
  2. No more than three (3) individuals.

The general rule is that no more than three unrelated individuals, or a family plus 1, may legally occupy a legal dwelling unit regardless of the size of the unit or the number of bedrooms contained within the residential unit. The exception to this rule is in the Campus Residential (CR) zone which allows up to six (6) unrelated individuals per residential unit, but with no more than two (2) individuals per bedroom. It shall be unlawful for any person to lease or sublease any rental dwelling without first providing to the lessee or sublessee notice of the occupancy limits in the zone in which the property is located. The notice shall either be contained in the written lease or shall be on a zoning occupancy disclosure form provided by the director and signed by the owner or agent and each lessee. All current zoning occupancy disclosure forms and leases for the property shall be maintained by the owner or agent. 

Owners and agents shall provide a written lease containing tenant information or a zoning occupancy disclosure form within seven (7) days of a request by a city code official or police officer investigating any code violation.
Occupancy Disclosure Form

Tenant/Landlord Responsibilities
All residential property being rented or leased shall follow the minimum requirements of the Logan City Fit Premise Ordinance contained in Logan Municipal Code, Chapter 15.25.   A summary of the Logan Fit Premise Ordinance can be found here: Tenant Landlord Responsibilities Ordinance Summary.   

Grandfathering of Residential Dwelling Units
Not all rental units are eligible for licensing because they may not have been legally established based on the underlying zoning regulations. Rental dwellings that are not eligible for licensing because they are not recognized as legally created rental units, are required to apply for grandfathered status to determine whether they are a legally existing, non-conforming structure or use, or whether they are prohibited. Each rental dwelling unit shall meet the zoning and building code requirements for installation, maintenance, and operation in effect at the time the rental dwelling was legally permitted.