Rental Housing Standards Program
Rental Housing Standards Program
Rowlett has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as a baseline set of minimum standards. The IPMC is a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings. It is a maintenance document intended to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. Responsibility is fixed among owners, operators, and occupants for compliance. The IPMC provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the public safety and welfare in and of the community.

Prior to this adoption, outside of the 1997 Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, the City did not have a means to address certain property maintenance issues/concerns. As the City continues to age and progress with continued growth and development, we needed a means to address these aging and deteriorating properties. The adoption of the IPMC will now allow all properties (residential- owner occupied and rental, multi family, and commercial) to be held to specified property maintenance standards all across Rowlett.

Subsequently, we have implemented a Rental Housing Standards Program to ensure minimum housing standards for the protection and safety of the occupants of all rental homes, both single family and multifamily.

All single-family and duplex homes are required to be registered annually and multi-family complexes are required to be licensed annually. Single family registration fees are $50 per year and multi-family is $12/unit/year. Forms are available on the Rental Housing web page or at the Community Development Office located at 3901 Main St. Rowlett, TX 75088. Forms may be mailed in or brought in person. There is no "online" option at this time.

To report a complaint concerning a rental residence, please call Environmental Health at 972 412 6125 option #9 or email
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