FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 20, 2017
The City of Kansas City is reminding owners of rental property to register their properties by Jan. 31, 2018. Annual registration of rental property is part of the Rental Registration and Inspection Program the city council established 10 years ago.
“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.”
Rental property owners are required to register each year with the city’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department. Registration can be completed online. Owners need to create a login before their rental property can be registered. Failure to register, update or verify rental property results in monthly fines and administrative fees.
Vacant rental property also needs to be registered with the city and can be registered online.
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.