FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 7, 2017
Rental property owners who have not registered with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, can do so for no charge under a renewal amnesty program that runs from Aug. 11-21.
“This registry is an important tool for the city to help neighborhoods fight blight and negative factors affecting their community,” said Mayor Pro Tem and 1st District at-large Councilman Scott Wagner. “Knowing who the responsible parties are allows us to work toward solutions more quickly before problems get worse.”
The Rental Registration and Inspection Program, established by city ordinance 10 years ago, requires rental property owners to register with the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department by Jan. 31 each year. Registration can be completed online, but owners need to create a login before their rental property can be registered.
Pearline McFall is assuming the newly-created position of rental property registration coordinator and she will enforce the current city ordinance. Failure to register rental property results in monthly fines and fees. Vacant rental property also has to be registered.
For more information, media can contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at 816-513-3202. Rental property owners needing assistance can contact Carla Finch at 816-513-9039.