Rental Housing License
Rental Housing Inspections
The City Council recently approved a rental licensing ordinance that will require all rental property owners to obtain a rental license every two years. The purpose of the ordinance is to assure property maintenance of structures so as to preserve neighborhood stability, protect the quality of existing rental housing stock, and maintain property values. The ordinance would provide for basic safety and living standards for rentals.
Rental Housing Ordinance
The ordinance requires all owners of rental property, including apartments, town homes, and single family residences that are being rented, to obtain a City license every two years. Rental property owners would also have to comply with the International Property Maintenance Code. That code provides minimum standards for building maintenance, property maintenance, light, ventilation, pests, garbage collection, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire safety.
International Property Code
The city will begin the licensing process once the software is in place. Below are the approved license fees:
- Single-Family and Town home - $50.00
- All other rentals - $150 per building plus $15 per unit
- Investigation - $25 per license
Inspections can be performed upon request. Here are some issues that may result in a city inspection:
• Rodent infestation
• Leaky plumbing
• Missing smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
• Inoperable doors or windows
Questions regarding the ordinance, rental property code, licensing process or to request an inspection, please contact Nicole Cook.