- Identify single-family (including duplexes and townhomes) residential rental properties citywide that are rented or leased for more than 30 days
- Obtain property information and/or property manager/agent contact information for use by code enforcement and for emergency situations
- Enhance partnerships and communication with property owners and tenants
- Aid in housing stock preservation, maintenance and upgrades
- Facilitate neighborhood stabilization, foster clean and safe rental properties without diminishing availability and affordability
- Safeguard the life, health, safety, welfare and property of occupants by enforcement of minimum property standards
In accordance with applicable codes:
- Unsafe Structure
- Property Sanitation
- Sidewalks and Driveways
- Accessory Structure
- Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
- Infestation Issues
- Interior and Exterior Building Conditions
- Water and Plumbing Systems
- Sanitary Systems
- Mechanical Equipment
- Electrical and Fire Hazards
- Ordinance requires all single-family, duplexes and townhouse properties to be registered with the City of Duncanville. $25 annual registration fee.
- Rental Certificate of Occupancy (RCO) must be obtained.
- Must receive a City Inspection at change of tenant or every two (2) years; whichever occurs first:
- Inspection: $100
- Re-Inspection: $100
- Interior and exterior inspections.
- Must successfully meet the minimum standards set forth within the following:
- New Ordinance No. 2340
- International Property Maintenance Code, 2015
- International Residential Code, 2015 -and-
- Adhere to any other applicable State and Local laws, regulations and ordinances
- No RCO will be issued until all taxes, liens, utility charges and outstanding code issues have been satisfied.
- Owner must notify City of an eviction within 48 hours of service (owner must provide a plan for clean-up of any displaced personal property within 24 hours after eviction).
- Failure to register a property will result in a Class C misdemeanor.
- Amount not to exceed $2,000 (fine does not include any other applicable code violations).
- Establish maximum occupancy for residential unit at time of registration (determined by both the 2015 Residential Property and 2015 Property Maintenance Codes).
- Property manager/agent must reside and/or do business within the North Central Texas Council of Governments geographical area.