Rental Housing Licenses

The Residential Rental Business License and Inspection Ordinance was adopted in June of 2010 authorizing the Residential Rental Inspection Program to be implemented January 2, 2012. Implementation follows an 18-month public process to establish specific details and fees.

The new program addresses illegal housing units (such as unpermitted conversions of single-family houses and their outbuildings) and basic safety or hazard issues for rental housing. These regulations would include minimum standards from the 1997 Uniform Housing Code for floor area, structural components, sanitation, heating, ventilation, electrical components, emergency escape, occupancy, infestation of insects or vermin, and smoke detectors.