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List of City Ordinances for Rental Properties

Please review general guidelines below. This list is meant to be helpful, but may not capture all comprehensive information. Each Landlord is encouraged to do their own research by contacting their property city directly.

This information was provided by MAREI at http://www.marei.org/ordinance/

Avondale, Missouri

  • No City Website Found

Basehor, Kansas

  • No City Website Found

Belton, Missouri

  • Property Owner & Manager both must have a license
  • Cost is $70 Annually Expires June 30th
  • No Inspections at this time

Blue Springs, Missouri

  • $50 Annual License Business License Fee

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

  • Registration / License: Rental Property Business License Required Based on Annual Gross Income (License Application)
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Fairway, Kansas

  • Rental / Non-ower Occupational License
  • Registration / License: Rental and Non-Owner-Occupied Dwellings must register with the city on an annual basis with a Rental Occupational Fee $30 to $60
  • Inspection: Exterior Inspections Required Annually for a fee of $30 nd a $30 Reinspection Fee and can gain a waiver
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Gladstone, Missouri

  • Registration / License: Rental Registration for Apartments of more than 4 units.
  • Out of Area or Corporate owned: If an owner is not an individual and / or does not maintain a local business office, a local representative must be named.
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Grandview, Missouri

  • Rental & Non-Owner Occupied Registration
  • Must Register by December 31st Every year.
  • Fee 1-50 Units $12 per unit, 51 to 100 units $600 or $11 per unit which ever is higher, 101 to 150 units: $1500 or $9 per unit which ever is more, 200 or more units $1500 or $8 per unit, which ever is higher.
  • Each Property must be inspected and have an occupancy permit issued before a new resident moves in. (Starting Dec 2, 2019) https://www.grandview.org/home/showdocument?id=8653

Grain Valley, Missouri

Harrisonville, Missouri

  • No registration or inspections at this time.

Holt, Missouri

  • No Website Found

Independence, Missouri

  • Rental Ready Program
  • Registration / License: Rental Dwellings must obtain a business license for the building and must pass the Inspection
  • Inspections:
    • Rental Units must be inspected every year by a city list of inspectors for a $50 fee.
    • Inspection every 2 years.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Kansas City, Kansas

  • Unified Government of Kansas City Kansas and Wyandotte County
  • Registration / License: All Residential Rental Property must obtain a license annually for a fee
  • Inspection:
    • All Rental Units must be inspected at the consent of the resident due to KS State Law.
    • A yearly license fee of $32 per entity due May 1 of each year.
    • Single unit registration is $55 yearly. ($32 for building and $23 for one unit). Duplex is $78, 4 plex $124, 20 Unit $492.
    • All taxes must be current or on a payment plan to register.
    • All rental licenses are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
    • Inspections every 2 years.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Kansas City, Missouri

Kearney, Missouri

  • No regulations found on their website

Lawrence, Kansas

  • Registration / License: Must Register Every Rental Dwelling Unit with varying Fees from $14 to $17 and Schedules
  • Inspection: Must have interior inspection upon the consent of the occupant at a fee of $50 with additional fees for reinspection.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned: Out of City Owners must Appoint an Agent of the Owner to receive notices
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Leavenworth, Kansas

  • Registration / License: Must Register Rental Property with a one-time registration fee of $20 per owner.
  • Inspection: Registration violation has a minimum penalty of $150.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned: Owners who reside more than 40 miles outside of Leavenworth shall designate a local agent.
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Leawood, Kansas

  • Registration / License: Rental License for Rental Dwellings for a fee of $20 to $75 that must be renewed annually.
  • Inspection:
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:
  • Property Maintenance Code

Lee’s Summit, Missouri

  • The property owner and property manager must have a business license for 4 or more properties at a cost of $50 each. If less than 4, you still need to fill out an exempt form.

Liberty, Missouri

  • Rental Property Code
  • Registration / License: Rental Regulations are in the city code and the director of community development has authority to make, adopt, revise and amend procedural rules and regulations as it deems necessary to administer.
  • Inspection:
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Mission, Kansas

  • Rental Property Regulation
  • Registration / License: Rental Properties must be Licensed for a Fee Annually.
  • Inspection: Residents may request a City Inspection by filling out a form.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Mission Hills, Kansas

  • Does not have rental property registration or inspection per city clerk 09/04/2018

North Kansas City, Missouri

Oak Grove, Missouri

  • No registration or inspections by the city at this time.

Olathe, Kansas

  • No regulations found

Overland Park, Kansas

  • Rental Property Regulation
  • Registration / License: Must Register Per Building with a $120 Fee for a 2 Year License
  • Inspection: Must have an exterior inspection every two years
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned:
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Pleasant Valley, Missouri

  • No Regulations Found

Prairie Village, Kansas

  • Rental Property FAQ
  • Registration / License: Must Obtain a License for Each Rental Property Annually at a fee of $77 or more a year
  • Inspection: Annual Exterior Inspection, no fee listed.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned: Any property owned by someone outside of Johnson County must have a local agent.
  • Short Term Rental: Permit required for short and long term rental.
  • Vacant Property:

Raytown, Missouri

Shawnee, Kansas

  • No Regulations Found

Smithville, Missouri

  • No Regulation Found

Springfield, Missouri

St. Joseph, Missouri

  • Recently passed an ordinance (2019) that requires an inspection and certification before rental. And to get a certification, they must have a business license.

Westwood, Kansas

  • Registration / License: Homes or Rooms Offered for Rent must be licensed annually with a fee of $30 per Property (License Applications)
  • Inspection: Must have a yearly inspection.
  • Out of Area or Corporate Owned: For owners outside of Johnson County or Corporately Owned Property, local agent must be appointed
  • Short Term Rental:
  • Vacant Property:

Kansas: State law was changed on July 1, 2016. It prohibits the Unified Government from adopting, enforcing or maintaining a residential property licensing ordinance that includes a requirement for periodic interior inspections of privately owned residential rental property for city or county code violations UNLESS the lawful occupant has consented to such interior inspections. This does not prohibit interior inspections of rental property in our community, but does require the consent and authorization of the lawful resident prior to inspection. It provides that lawful residents have the right to decide whether to allow or refuse interior inspections by a government agency. Exterior inspections of rental property from the public right of way are not prohibited and do not require the consent of the resident or landlord.

Missouri: No regulations yet regarding licensing and interior inspections, although Missouri Property Owners Association is working to get Missouri to Adopt a State law Similar to Kansas.

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