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Rental Housing#

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Rental Inspections

The City of Fort Collins has minimum standards for rental housing.  If you believe your home is not meeting these requirements, you can request a rental inspection.  

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Rental Registration

Registration is required for most rental properties in the City of Fort Collins.  Online registration will be available beginning in April 2024.

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Resources for Landlords and Renters

The City offers a variety of programs and resources to support landlords and tenants.  More information will be available soon.

Rental Inspections#

The City of Fort Collins has minimum standards for rental housing.  This includes things like having windows that open, having working heat and water, etc.  If you believe your home is not meeting these requirements, you can request a rental inspection.  

A rental inspection is an inspection of your home/apartment to ensure that it is meeting the City of Fort Collins Rental Housing Minimum Requirements. This is to ensure that the home provides a safe and healthy environment for residents to live in. Inspectors will look at the exterior, interior, electrical, mechanical and fire safety.  

You can schedule a rental inspection any time you believe that your rental property is not meeting minimum standards.  We recommend contacting your landlord about maintenance or repair before scheduling a rental inspection.  Their rental property is their investment, and they benefit from having it in good working order.  

We recommend contacting us first through phone at 970-657-9521 or email at rentalhousing@fcgov.com so we can learn more about your situation and provide suggestions or resources.  You can also fill out an inspection request form and email it to us.  After the form is submitted, we will work with you to schedule the inspection. 

Rental Registration#

Most landlords will be required to register their rental properties with the City of Fort Collins annually.

Most rental properties must be registered.  The exceptions are if the property is owner-occupied (if you live in the unit and rent out a bedroom) or if the property is in a mobile home park.

The registration system will open in April of 2024.  Owners/landlords who register early can gain access to incentives and prizes, including mini-grants for home repair and maintenance.

The registration fee is $37 for the property.  This base fee includes the cost for one unit.  If there is more than one unit on the property (ex: duplex, triplex, apartment building), then there is an additional $10 fee per unit.

So, if you have 3 units total, it would be $37 (property and first unit) + $20 (2 additional units) = $57.