FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019
Rental property owners in Kansas City who have not received a permit under the new Healthy Homes Rental Inspection Program will begin facing penalties after March 31.
In August 2018, Kansas City joined a number of other cities around the country in adopting a rental inspection program through an initiative petition. The petition was approved with 57 percent of the vote.
The Healthy Homes Rental Inspection Program provides regulations for minimum health and safety standards in rental housing in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a complaint-based program in which inspectors respond when a resident files a complaint about a substandard housing issue.
The ordinance requires rental property owners to register for and renew a permit by Dec. 31 of each year on every rental unit they own. The City extends to rental property owners a three-month grace period before late fees are assessed. The grace period ends March 31, 2019. After that, a late fee of 10 percent of the amount owed will be added each month.
Rental property owners need to complete the Healthy Homes Rental Inspection Program application and submit the following supporting documentation:
- Copy of Permit Holder’s photo ID
- Copy of Federal Tax ID number letter (if applicable)
- Application and Permit fee in the form of business check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card
- Proof of Property Ownership (e.g. Closing Disclosure Statement, Certificate of Recorded Deed, Real Estate Tax Valuation)
Tenants wishing to file a complaint online may contact 311, call the Healthy Homes Rental Inspection Program (816-513-6347) or walk into the program’s office inside the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., Suite 3600.
Find more information on the Healthy Homes Rental Inspection Program at the Health Department web site.