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Rental Housing Standards Program
Rental Housing Standards
The City of Rowlett has recently passed an ordinance establishing a Rental Housing Standards Program. This program will be designed to ensure minimum housing standards for the protection and safety of the occupants of all rental homes, both single family and multifamily.

The program HAS NOT BEGUN at this time. Scheduled roll-out is set for OCTOBER 1, 2017.

This page will be updated prior to roll-out with full program details as operational items are finalized. Please check back often for updates on forms and documents, processes, etc.

At this time, if you have questions, you may contact Environmental Health Services at 972 412 6125, option #9.   

If you would like to leave your contact information and be added to the initial registration database, please send your name or company name, phone, email, along with each address that will be registered to: cdumas@rowlett.com

International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
The City of Rowlett has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code (2015) as the property maintenance model for all properties throughout the city. The city will adopt updated versions as deemed necessary.

Outside of the 1997 Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, the city did not have a means to address certain property maintenance issues/concerns. As the city continues to age and progress with continued growth and development, the city needed a means to address these aging and deteriorating properties. The adoption of the IPMC will now allow all properties (residential- owner occupied and rental, multi family, and commercial) to be held to specified property maintenance standards all across Rowlett.

The IPMC is a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings. It is a maintenance document intended to establish minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. Responsibility is fixed among owners, operators, and occupants for  compliance. The IPMC provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the public safety and welfare in and of the community.

If you have specific questions concerning the IPMC, please contact Environmental Health Services 972 412 6284 (972 412 6125 option #9) or Code Enforcement 972 412 6283.


Note: Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to post the IPMC on the website.


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