2016 Ordinance Changes
The primary changes are as follows:
Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as the guiding document for all rental inspections.
Elimination of the third party inspection process and implementation of a new in-house city inspection process.Elimination of the Alternative Inspection Reports, with the exception of the HUD, Housing Choice Voucher inspection reports.Implementation of mandatory Phase I: Management/Owner Training.Implementation of a Tiered Fee System.Changing the license term to a rolling calendar. You will be notified as to your specific license term in advance.
For more detail on the above changes, please click on the top tab on the left-hand side of this page titled "Approved Rental Ordinance Changes".
New/Renewal Rental Application
2017 Renewal Calendar:
2017-2020 Inspection Calendar
Rental Inspection Checklist:
Rental License Inspection Form
Rental Inspection Cheat Sheet*:
*Note - This checklist is not all inclusive and is intended to serve as an additional resource in addition to the IPMC Manual.
Mandatory Phase I: Management/Owner Training:
Link to the International Property Maintenance Code:
International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
Rental Inspection Fee Schedule
Links to the approved Ordinances:
Rental Dwelling Ordinance
Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code
Please contact City Staff if you have any questions regarding the approved ordinance changes (651-552-4144) or regarding the IPMC/new inspection process (651-552-4136).
The City Council approved ordinance changes on September 14, 2015. Information regarding these changes can be found here.
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