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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 13, 2010
Annual registration of Kansas City rental properties due
All owners of rental dwellings located in Kansas City, Mo., must renew or establish registration of their rental properties with the City's Neighborhood and Community Services Department for 2010 before Feb 1. Annual registration of rental properties is part of the Rental Registration and Inspection Program that was established by the City Council with passage of ordinance No. 071046 in October 2007.
Owners can register rental properties through Jan. 31 without incurring a registration fee. However, failure to register a rental dwelling before Feb. 1 will result in the issuance of an administrative citation fine of $50. For each month (or portion thereof) that a rental dwelling is not registered, an additional $50 fee will be assessed. For example, a rental property not registered until August will be assessed a fine of $350. Registration is required on a calendar-year basis and expires each Dec. 31.
Online registration is available at http://www.kcmo.org/neigh. Registrations forms also are available online that can be downloaded and submitted by mail or in person. For more information about the Rental Registration and Inspection Program, visit http://www.kcmo.org/neigh or contact Shalisha Boles, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3200.
Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Pearline McFall, manager of administration for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3245.