- 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/owner/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:
- Interior and Exterior Building Conditions
- Property Sanitation
- Sidewalks and Driveways
- Accessory Structures
- Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
- Infestation Issues
- 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.
- RCO application fee: $10
- Must receive a City inspection at the time of initial registration. An inspection is also required every two (2) years or whenever there is a change of tenants; whichever occurs first:
- Inspection: $100
- Re-Inspection: $100
- Interior and exterior inspections.
- Must successfully meet the minimum standards set forth within the following:
- No RCO will be issued until all taxes, liens, utility charges and outstanding code issues have been satisfied.
- Owner/manager/agent must notify City of an eviction 48 hours within of service (owner must provide a plan for clean-up of any displaced personal property 24 hours after the eviction).
- Failure to register a property and/or abide by the terms of this ordinance will result in a Class C misdemeanor.
- Fine not to exceed $2,000 (fine does not include any other applicable code violations).
- Maximum occupancy for residential unit will be determined at time of registration (determined by both the Residential Property and International Property Maintenance Codes).
- Property manager/agent must reside and/or do business within the North Central Texas Council of Governments geographical area.