City Code Section 74, Article VI, requires fraternities and sororities to register with the City as rental housing. At the beginning of each calendar year, registration renewals are distributed to each fraternity and sorority. The annual registration fee is $12.
As part of the registration process, each fraternity and sorority must designate at least one registered local agent who shall be responsible for operating the housing in compliance with all of the provisions of the codes and ordinances of the City of Springfield. The registered agent is also responsible for providing access to the property for the purposes of making the inspections necessary to ensure compliance.
At the beginning of the fall semester, fraternities and sororities are required to update the owner and registered agent information. There is no fee for the fall semester update. The fall registration must be completed within 30 days of the beginning of the semester.