New Single Family Rental Program and other Chapter 27 changes effective Jan. 1 2017
A new and revamped Chapter 27, establishing minimum property standards across the City of Dallas will go into effect on Jan. 1 2017.
The revamped City Code changes include replacing the Non-Owner Occupied Rental Program with a Single Family Rental Program, requiring Single Family Property or condominium owners who rent or lease their property to register it with the City of Dallas.
Property owners will also be required to conduct an inspection of the property annually and the City will also conduct an interior inspection at least once every five years. Online registration will also be an option. Owners who fail to register their properties could receive a Notice of Violation and/or citation.
Owners of rental properties in Dallas will be receiving this letter as the new program rolls out. For more information about the program, including registration criteria or an application, visitwww.Dallascityhall.com/departments/codecompliance, call (214) 671-7368 or email [email protected].
Other Chapter 27 changes include enhanced registration and inspection of multi-family rental properties; clarification of required conditions and standards for all commercial and residential properties; a standard of quality for required repairs; and requiring a maximum indoor temperature of 82 degrees year round (requires air conditioning).