Code Compliance

Single-Family Rental Registration and Inspection Program

The Code Compliance Single-Family Rental Registration and Inspection Program requires annual registration and renewal of rental properties (single-family homes, duplexes, and condominium units In Dallas). The program also requires single-family rental properties to be inspected at least once every five years but not more frequently than once a year. The program does not limit the number of complaint-based inspections that can be conducted. All the inspections are performed by a City Code Officer and include the interior, exterior, and premise.

Single-Family Rental Program

Beginning January 1, 2017, owners of rental properties (single-family homes, duplexes, and condo units) in the City of Dallas will be required to register their properties annually by submitting an online registration application, a non-refundable fee of $43.00 and an annual Owner's Self Inspection Checklist with the affidavit for each dwelling or unit.  The program also requires the City of Dallas to conduct a comprehensive inspection at least once every five years.  (Ref: Chapter 27)  

Registration forms may be submitted online beginning January 1, 2017.  

Documents required to have before you begin your online registration process:

Helpful Tool: Step by Step  Guide on How To Complete Your Rental Registration E-Application on VGOV

 Single Family Rental Registration Program Guide

To obtain more information about this program view our FAQ  or email us at or call  214-671-RENT (7368).

The Single Family Rental Program’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Tenants in Dallas.  Mandatory rental registration and inspection provides the tenant with a voice, an expectation of standard living conditions and the reassurance of the owner's willingness to be a good landlord by being code compliant.  We are here to help the tenant.

FAQ: How to report a fair-housing compliant

Chapter 27 Reference Manual

Chapter 27 Property Standards

To report a Rental property concern

Single Family Rental Registration
  3112 Canton Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
Phone: (214) 671-RENT (7368)