Click on one of the forms (located to the right) to begin or renew your registration online. Please note that you must use your registration number and pin number to access your existing registration information online. If you have any problems or questions, please call 979.764.3570.
In 2008, City Council approved Ordinance No. 3151 requiring the registration of all single-family and duplex rental properties. The ordinance went into effect on March 1, 2009. Each owner of single-family or duplex residential property that serves as rental property, shall be required to annually register the rental property (see applications above). The associated fee to register is $15 annually per property. This ordinance was implemented because of the need to be able to contact a property owner when there are issues that cannot be resolved by the tenant.
The City's goal is to keep all neighborhoods safe, clean and peaceful for all inhabitants of the community. This ordinance also helps to prevent problems and improve communication among all parties, including the neighborhood, the City and property owners. This program will help lend a measure of protection to the character and stability of residential areas as well as to help preserve the value of land and buildings throughout College Station. It also serves as an incentive for tenants to be accountable for issues such as respecting the occupancy limit and lawful use of the dwelling, maintaining sanitary conditions and keeping pets in an appropriate manner and under control.
NOTE: The City of College Station does not allow for more than four (4) unrelated persons in a single-family dwelling. (City of College Station Code of Ordinances; Chapter 12: UDO: Article 11: Definitions - Family).
How do you define rental property?
Rental property is considered as any single-family or duplex dwelling unit that is not owner occupied, regardless if rent is charged. A duplex dwelling is considered a residential structure providing complete, independent living facilities for two separate families, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, cooking, eating and sanitation in each unit. Single-family dwellings are considered residential units that provide complete, independent living facilities for one family including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, cooking, eating and sanitation.
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For more information regarding this ordinance requirement, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979.764.3570