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Rental Inspection Program

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In July of 2006, the City Council approved a Residential Rental Inspection Program that mandated that all residential rental units in the city receive an inspection of both exterior and interior areas every two years to ensure compliance with the Centerville Property Maintenance and Zoning Codes. The overall goal of the program is to ensure that high standards in our fine and varied housing stock continue to be met. Our mission is to perform fair, standardized, comprehensive inspections of Centerville properties in order to preserve the housing stock, promote high property values, eliminate health and safety hazards, and make the City of Centerville a more desirable community. Please view Chapter 840 of the Municipal Code, Rental Unit Inspection Regulations.

Please remember that the State of Ohio requires owners of rental property to register their rental properties with the County Auditor. Information on registering is available from the Montgomery County Auditor at 225-4314, or on the Auditor's website.

A checklist was designed to give landlords an opportunity to address any outstanding issues before the date of their inspection.

Our inspection services will notify owners when inspections are to be scheduled. City inspectors may only perform inspections in the company of the owner or an agent of the owner. Every attempt will be made to coordinate these mandatory inspections with those the owner already performs. There is no fee for the mandatory biennial inspection; however, a fee of $75.00 per hour can be charged when inspectors are required to return for a re-inspection due to noted violations.

If you have questions about the Residential Rental Inspection Program or would like to schedule an inspection, please call the Code Enforcement Office at 433-7151.

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