Yes. The number of unrelated persons that are allowed to occupy a dwelling unit is governed by Waverly City Code Section 100 (Zoning) to ensure the public health, safety and welfare are upheld. These regulations include the following rules for occupancy per single-family dwelling unit:
R-1 Family & one (1) roomer
R-2 Family & one (1) roomer
R-3 Family & two (2) roomers plus 1 off street parking space per each roomer
R-4 Family & three (3) roomers plus 1 off street parking space per each roomer
(Roomer is defined as: a person who is not a member of the family occupying the dwelling unit)
The majority of single family homes utilized as rental properties in Waverly are zoned as R-1 or R-2, which allows a maximum of two unrelated single individuals in the single-family dwelling, regardless of the number of bedrooms. Should you find yourself not in conformance with the above requirements, current leases should be followed by conforming lease arrangements immediately. Taking this action will bring your property into compliance, alleviate property maintenance concerns of neighbors, reduce the number of cars being parked on the street for proper seasonal maintenance and allow neighborhoods to contain properly scaled occupancy loads. Taking actions now to comply with these regulations will also prevent any legal action being taken by the City. This may include being fined not more than $100 per day or imprisonment for not more than thirty days for each day a violation of these regulations are permitted to continue (Waverly City Code Section 100.1.05).