To ensure safety of tenants, the city requires that all residential rental dwellings be properly inspected and licensed by the city prior to occupancy by tenants.
A residential rental dwelling is defined as a room or a group of rooms providing living facilities for 1 or more households and rented under either a written or oral lease and includes, but is not limited to, an apartment, an accessory apartment, a bed and breakfast, a boarding house, a duplex, a hotel / motel, 2-family dwelling, a townhouse, etc.
Residential rental dwelling licenses are issued by the city, subject to completion of an initial inspection by the Building Official. After the initial inspection, licenses are good for two years from the date of inspection. The city will send information regarding current fees and inspections along with the appropriate applications to each owner of a residential rental dwelling prior to the renewal date.