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.