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The purpose of the City of Richardson’s Residential Rental Registration Program is to protect the vitality and integrity of the City by ensuring its rental housing stock is maintained in a safe and healthy manner and that tenants are provided dwelling units that meet minimum fire, building and health standards through proactive yet fair and reasonable enforcement of codes and ordinances.
On August 12, 2013, the Richardson City Council adopted a number of enhancements to the Rental Registration Program to create efficiencies for property owners and tenants including:
• Interior inspections are no longer mandatory but are highly recommended to ensure the property adheres to regulations designed to protect the safety and welfare of the tenants. A tenant may request an interior inspection at any time by contacting Community Services at 972-744-4185.
• Exterior inspections of the premises including the yard and around the building are mandatory and will be conducted on an annual basis. Additional information will be provided to you prior to the annual inspection date for your property via regular mail and a door hanger.
As a reminder, a completed Rental Registration Program application is required at the initial registration of the property and registration updates will continue to be required within 30 days of a change in occupancy or tenancy.
A non-refundable rental registration fee of $75.00 is assessed for each property and is due in January of every year. A statement for the rental registration fee will be mailed to you on January 2 or within 30 days of receiving an initial registration form if you register a property during the year.
In an effort to keep rental property owners and tenants informed about changes to policy or procedure, or to provide specific inspection information about your property, we are asking owners of such rental property to use the update links below to provide us with a working email address. This address will not be given out or provided to anyone not associated with the Rental Registration Program. If you do not currently have an internet service provider or a working email address, you may set up a free account with services such as Yahoo, Google, Hotmail, or MSN in order to be able to receive future correspondence, renewal notices, or other necessary information about your property or the rental program.
To view the Rental Program Guide for owners and tenants, click here.
To learn more about rental properties in your neighborhood visit our Rental Registration interactive map.
If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact Community Services at 972-744-4185 or email your questions or concerns to Community Services. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.