Multi-Tenant Inspection Program 101
On March 3, 2004, the Dallas City Council amended Chapter 27 of the Dallas City Code to provide for the registration and inspection of all multi-tenant properties. Effective September 1, 2004, any person who owns, operates or controls a multi-tenant property is required to register annually by submitting a completed registration application 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.
To obtain more information about this program call 214-671-2791.
Helpful Tips (Multi-Tenant application)
The Multi-Tenant Inspection Program applies to the following properties:
- Properties with three or more dwelling units on a lot that are five years of age or older
- Lodging or boarding houses
- Group residential facilities
- Extended stay hotels or motels
*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.
Program Requirements Checklist
The following are required of Multi-Tenant Properties in the City of Dallas:
*Items marked with an asterisk must be displayed to the public. Failure to do so will result in an Administrative Failure. An administrative failure is a graded inspection in which the property scores lower than 85 only because of failure to have or display required documentation. The property will be invoiced at $20 per number of total units.