Multi-Tenant Owners and Managers
Any person who owns, operates or controls a multi-tenant property is required to register at least thirty days before expiration of the prior year’s registration or upon taking ownership or control of the property. Additionally, multi-tenant properties must be inspected at least once every three years. For detailed information regarding minimum housing standards please refer to Chapter 27 of the Dallas City Code.
Code Compliance Self-Certification Program
Code Compliance Services' Self-Certification program exists to provide high-scoring and compliant properties the opportunity to operate with minimal disruption from graded/ comprehensive inspections while allowing city staff to focus on properties with greater need. In December 2021, Dallas City Council amended Ch. 27-42 of the Dallas City Code for the incorporation of the Self-Certification program.
To qualify for the self-certification program, multi-family rental properties must score a 90 or higher on an initial graded inspection. Multi-family properties will be required to abate all violations discovered during inspection to qualify.
What Does Code Look for During an Apartment Inspection
Multi - Tenant Frequently Asked Questions
VGOV Registration Guide
To obtain more information about this program call 214-670-5708.
To register and make payment
Program Requirements Checklist
The following are required of Multi-Tenant Properties in the City of Dallas:
* An owner who enters into a written lease shall, upon the occupant's request, provide the occupant with a written lease in the occupant's primary language, if the primary language is English, Spanish, or Vietnamese*
The Multi-Tenant Inspection Program applies to the following properties:
*Registration and inspection are not required if no dwelling units in the multi-tenant property are leased or offered for lease. An Annual Exemption Affidavit must be submitted by either the property owner or the owner’s agent in order to be in compliance with Sec. 27-30 of the Dallas City Code.
The Dallas City Council has passed a Multifamily Recycling Ordinance which goes into effect for all multi-family properties with 8 or more units, and all haulers collecting and transporting recyclable material within Dallas city limits, on January 1, 2020.
Reference guides, informational meetings for apartment owners and recycling haulers, and other resources to explain the ordinance, its provisions, and requirements are in development and will be posted at www.dallasrecycles.com soon.
For updates, please register using this link.