Certificate of Compliance

In addition to obtaining a Certificate of Registration, as a rental property owner you are required to successfully pass an inspection by the City or the City’s qualified third-party inspector and obtain a Lead Clearance Report to qualify for a Certificate of Compliance. You must also be current on property taxes. The Certificate of Compliance demonstrates that your property is now safe for occupancy. It is valid for one year from the date it is issued.


What are the consequences for not having a valid Certificate of Compliance?

A Certificate of Compliance must be obtained before the property can be occupied, and must remain valid at all times while a property is occupied. If you have tenants in your property and do not have a valid Certificate of Compliance, your tenants may pay into an established escrow account rather than pay their rent directly to you as the owner. You will also face fines for not complying with state and local regulations. Learn more about the consequences for noncompliance.