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Rental Licensing

The Rental Licensing Inspection Program began in 1996 requiring all landlords of residential rental property to maintain a valid rental license in compliance with City Ordinance 66057 (Sec 19-491 thru 549 of Code of Ordinances)  (PDF, 84 KB).

The program establishes standards to: 

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  • protect the character and stability of residential areas,
  • correct and prevent housing conditions that adversely affect or are likely to affect the life, safety, general welfare and health including physical, mental and social well being of persons occupying dwellings and the surrounding area,
  • enforce minimum standards,
  • preserve the value of land and buildings, and
  • protect the public from increased criminal activity, which tends to occur in residential areas that are unstable, blighted or substandard.

Rental licenses shall be valid for a one-year period. A property inspection shall be conducted once every five years for single family up to 6 units and once every two years for complexes. Obtaining a rental license is the responsibility of the property owner.

To check zoning contact Urban Planning and Zoning at (913) 573-5750.

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NRC Offices Hours Debby Graber Phone Numbers
Rental Licensing 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  Program Coordinator P: (913) 573-8649
4953 State Avenue Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-8731
Kansas City, KS      

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