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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 9, 2010
Rental Registration is required for rental properties
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is issuing a reminder to owners of rental dwellings located in the City in an effort to let them know they must renew or establish registration of their rental properties with the City's Neighborhood and Community Services Department on an annual basis. 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.
Registration may be submitted anytime during the month of January without incurring a registration fee. All rental properties must be registered within 30 days of becoming a rental property. Failure to register a rental dwelling within 30 days of the property becoming a rental 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 property that was a rental in January, and 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. Registration forms 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 David Park, acting director for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, 816-513-3231.