So far, 22 people in Middletown have bought renters’ insurance to comply with a law passed in late July 2012 requiring insurance coverage on renters’ dogs weighing over 30 pounds.
The law ties compliance to renewal of landlords’ rental permits. So far, everybody has followed the law and the city hasn’t had to bring anybody to court, said city Public Works Commissioner Jacob Tawil.
“It’s not an issue so far,” he said.
The policies’ costs are roughly in the $145-$200 yearly range, according to examples of several policies provided to The Record.
The law was passed in response to a rising number of dog bites in the city.