The City of Cedar Rapids Code Enforcement Division has begun
implementing the new landlord licensing and rental housing registration program
as part of the new Chapter 29 of the Municipal Code. This program includes new
requirements for landlord licenses, rental housing registration and tenant
Landlords, property owners and rental property operators
are now required to be licensed in order to rent residential properties in Cedar
Rapids. This license is only required one time per landlord/owner/operator. The
license fee is $50.00. License applications are available at the Code
Enforcement Division’s office in the Public Works building at 1201 6Th Street
SW. In addition, applicants must submit a list of all rental unit housing to be
associated with the license. There is a $1,000 penalty for each month of a
delinquent license or rental unit registrations after October 31, 2010.
Rental Housing Registration
All rental housing must be registered annually. The registration fees range from
$30.00 for single family dwellings or duplexes to $25.00 for multi-family
dwellings plus $8.00 for individual apartments or units. All rental units
transferred or purchased after July 19, 2010 must be registered within 30 days
of the transaction. There is a $1,000 penalty for each month of a delinquent
license or rental unit registrations after October 31, 2010.
All landlords must use a Crime Free Lease Addendum/Agreement with tenants. This addendum must be incorporated into all new and renewal leases and made available for review during the compliance inspection by City inspectors. The addendum is available on the City’s Web site at www.Cedar-Rapids.org and at
the Code Enforcement Division’s office in the Public Works building at 1201 6Th
All aspects of the new program are expected to be implemented by October 2010. For more information about this program, please visit the Housing Inspections section of the City’s Web site at http://www.cedar-rapids.org/government/departments/code-enforcement/housing-inspections/Pages/default.aspx.
PR Date: 8/23/2010 Title: City’s New Landlord Licensing Program
City Contact: Cassie Wilils, (319) 286-5055
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cedar Rapids: City’s New Landlord Licensing Program in Effect
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