Any person who owns, operates or controls a multi-tenant property is required to register at least thirty days before expiration of the prior year’s registration or upon taking ownership or control of the property. Additionally, multi-tenant properties must be inspected at least once every three years. For detailed information regarding minimum housing standards please refer to Chapter 27 of the Dallas City Code.
Code Compliance Self-Certification Program
Code Compliance Services' Self-Certification program exists to provide high-scoring and compliant properties the opportunity to operate with minimal disruption from graded/ comprehensive inspections while allowing city staff to focus on properties with greater need. In December 2021, Dallas City Council amended Ch. 27-42 of the Dallas City Code for the incorporation of the Self-Certification program.
To qualify for the self-certification program, multi-family rental properties must score a 90 or higher on an initial graded inspection. Multi-family properties will be required to abate all violations discovered during inspection to qualify.
What Does Code Look for During an Apartment Inspection
Multi - Tenant Frequently Asked Questions
HOA and Condominium Association FAQs
VGOV Registration Guide
To obtain more information about this program call 214-670-5708.
To register and make payment
Program Requirements Checklist
The following are required of Multi-Tenant Properties in the City of Dallas:
*Items marked with an asterisk must be displayed to the public. Failure to do so will result in an Administrative Failure. An Administrative Failure occurs during a Graded Inspection when the property fails the inspection due to failure to have or display at any time required documentation, including, but not limited to: permits, notices, licenses, records, or certificates of occupancy. An Administrative Failure will result in an invoice of $86 per the total number of units on the property.
* An owner who enters into a written lease shall, upon the occupant's request, provide the occupant with a written lease in the occupant's primary language, if the primary language is English, Spanish, or Vietnamese*