Rental Forms

 Rental Housing Program:

Applications are due by November 1, 2022 for the 2023 permit year.  Rental Unit Registrations for the current license period of January 1 to December 31, 2022 will expire on December 31, 2022.  All landlords are required to register properties each year within 30 days of purchase, and every year thereafter.  The fee for registration is $25.00 per rental unit and will double to $50.00 per rental unit on January 1, 2023  for failure to timely register.  

Registration with the City of Waterloo is required for properties that meet the following criteria as outlined in Waterloo City Code: A dwelling, duplex, multiple dwelling, condominium, dwelling unit, rooming unit, trailers, mobile homes or sleeping unit which is not eligible for the Iowa homestead credit for property tax purposes, or single dwelling portions of a duplex or multiple dwelling that are not occupied by the owner of the property, and which requires a payment in money or services to be made to the owner for the possession or use thereof. 

The purpose of the Rental Registration Program is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the use, occupancy, location, and maintenance of all residential buildings and structures for rental within this jurisdiction, and to establish a program of regular rental inspections.

Please direct licensing questions to the City Clerk’s Office at 319-291-4323.  Landlords who have not registered before must contact the City Clerk’s Office at 319-291-4323 prior to registering online. 

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Rental Registration3 documents

  • Online Registration Instructions
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    Read this document to learn how to register online.
  • Online Registration Site
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    Click here to be routed to register online!
  • Printable Registration Permint Form
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    Please fill out and print this paper form if you would prefer to not register online.

Other Rental Forms and Helpful Information3 documents

  • Crime Free Lease Addendum
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    This Addendum is part of the Rental Agreement.
  • Housing Ordnance 5202
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  • Pre-Inspection Checklist
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    This 2021 International Property Maintenance Code checklist is to be used by the landlord/owner to review prior to inspection.