Rental Housing Inspection Program

In 2013, the City of Federal Heights City Council adopted Municipal Ordinance 13-02 requiring all residential rental properties within the city to be registered and inspected  for safe, healthy, and habitable housing.

The City obtained a Community Development Block Grant through Adams County for the administration of this program that covers costs without registration or initial inspection fees. The City's rental inspection ordinance applies to all types of residential units including apartments, houses, and mobile/manufactured homes including properties under a lease/purchase and/or a rent-to-own contract, and requires all rental units to be registered annually.

The purpose of these inspections is to identify and correct basic interior and exterior safety and maintenance issues as required by the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code, adopted by the City and issued by the International Code Council. The Rental Housing Inspector schedules systematic inspections with property owners on all rental units at least once every four years.

Property owners, agents/managers, and tenants may contact the Rental Housing Inspector with questions regarding this program, inspection requirements, and to schedule vacancy or complaint based inspections.

Federal Fair Housing Laws

Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections

Rental Housing Inspection Information 

Rental Housing Inspection Checklist

Rental Property Maintenance Code

Rental Housing Inspection Program Forms