What does the Program require?
The Non-Owner Occupied Rental Program requires that, effective February 1, 2010, owners of occupied rental property to register annually and pay a $25 fee per rental property.
What kinds of properties are included in the program?
This rental program is for single family or multi-tenant homes that are either leased or rented and occupied by someone other than the owner of the property.
What are the penalties for failure to register an occupied rental property?
Code Compliance will identify these rental properties in the course of on-going inspections for violations reported to the City or identified by inspectors.
How can I get an application to register my rental/lease property?
You may obtain an application with the attached requirements and forms by going to the City of Dallas website at www.dallascityhall.com or by contacting the City of Dallas Code Compliance office at (214) 670-5708.
Are there any exemptions, additional requirements or additional fees?
Is an inspection of my property required?
Inspection is not required. The property may be inspected at any time during the registration period if a code violation is reported to the City or identified by code inspectors.
Who is responsible for code violations?
The City Code allows for the issuance of notices and citations to be issued to tenants for certain violations on the premises, such as bulky trash, high weeds and litter violations. Given the required registration information, the City will be able to contact owners and hold tenants accountable.
What is the expiration date of the registration?
Will I have to fill out the entire registration application every year?
Yes, a registration application is required annually for each property, regardless of any changes in the required information. Nevertheless, the City is taking steps to establish a simplified process for renewals in 2011.
What are the goals of this program?
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