(A)   Required lease terms. All short-term rental leases shall have as an attachment a copy of the applicable Short-Term Rental Permit for the premises, and contain the following provisions, either as worded below or in substantially similar language:
      The following provisions are required by law to be a part of this lease. In these provisions, “you” and “your” mean each tenant under this lease.
      (1)   The legal occupancy of this dwelling unit is limited by town ordinance and may not exceed the number of persons aged at least 12 years of age set forth on the Short-Term Rental Permit attached hereto. Exceeding said occupancy limit is a violation of this chapter and is subject to a fine of up $1,000 per day.
      (2)   If you sublet any portion of the premises, you become subject to the requirements of the Short-Term Rental Leases ordinance, including the requirement to register the subleasing at the Town Hall. Allowing a person who is not a tenant to stay one or more nights on the premises in exchange for money or anything else of value constitutes a sublease.
   (B)   In addition to the foregoing mandatory provisions, the record owner may include in the lease a provision restricting or prohibiting any subleasing of the premises.
   (C)   Posting ordinances. The record owner shall post, in plain view and in a conspicuous place within the rental dwelling unit, a notice containing:
      (1)   The full text of ordinances pertaining to noise, keeping dogs on a leash, parking, trash maintenance and disposal, and dwelling occupancy limits, and any other ordinance which the Council may deem appropriate from time to time. Printed form notices shall be available at the office of the registrar;
      (2)   The maximum number of occupants permitted to stay in the dwelling, and notice that failure to conform to the occupancy limit is a violation of this Code and is subject to a fine of up $1,000 per day;
      (3)   The name and telephone number where the record owner can be reached;
      (4)   Where applicable, the name of the record owner's local representative and a telephone number where the local representative may be reached;
      (5)   The number and location of onsite parking spaces; and
      (6)   The telephone number and website address for the Middletown Police Department.
      (7)   Trash pickup requirements, including the location of trash cans.
(Ord. passed 11-16-99; Am. Ord. 2017-3, passed 1-17-17; Am. Ord. 2019-7, passed 6-3-19; Am. Ord. 2021-20, passed 11-15-21)