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Landlord licensing program growing in Logan

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LOGAN — Logan's landlords seem to be catching up with the rules of a new law requiring licenses to rent out property.

The Herald Journal says about 1,100 landlords have sought licenses from the city.

Neighborhood development manager James Geier estimates that's about 60 percent of the property owners believed to have rental units.

The ordinance went into effect July 1. Its purpose is to identify the number of Logan's landlords and to ensure that rules restricting overcrowding are obeyed.

A license costs $50. The city offers a reduced rate of $10 for those who complete a "good landlord" course.

Licensing manager James Olson says unlicensed landlords who continue to operate will be contacted and given 10 days to apply.

Failing to get a license can result in a fine.