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Overland Park could change rental licensing fees

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 09:18:08-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Overland Park City Council member wants to change how the city handles rental licensing fees.

The current structure charges a flat fee per building. Therefore, someone who owns one building with 120-units pays once. An owner with several single-unit buildings plays multiple fees.

Council member Dr. Faris Farassati wants the City Council to create a more fair fee structure.

"Once we come to an understanding that something is defective, we have to take immediate action. We cannot just leave it because we are not willing to revise it," he said.

Dr. Farassati said the fees should be based on something like square footage.

The program will be reviewed when it's up for annual evaluation.