Rental Property Inspection
The City of Washington has implemented a regular registration and inspection program for residential rental properties within the city limits. Owners of residential rental properties are required to register their properties annually by JUNE 1. Registration forms, informational flyers and miscellaneous information can be picked up at City Hall or by clicking on a link below.
Properties will be inspected on a rotating basis, with each property being inspected every 3 years. The focus of these inspections will be health and life safety. We plan to line these inspections up with the landlord or the designated property manager in advance, with a goal of at least two weeks advance notice. The landlord will then be responsible for informing the tenant of the upcoming inspection under the provisions of the Iowa Code 562A (Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law).