Rental Housing

City of Fort Dodge

Rental Housing

Inspection Program

Rental properties must be registered and inspected according to Ordinance No. 2204 of the Fort Dodge Municipal Code. You can pay a hefty fine if you don’t register your property. If you have never registered your property as a rental and you rent it, please register your property right away.

Chapter 14.08 – Rental Housing Code. “All dwelling units being let for rent and occupancy without a valid certificate of rental housing compliance or application for same on file with the city and fees paid may be ordered vacated and the owner or operator thereof cited for violation hereof and of the International Property Maintenance Code.”

An updated rental ordinance will be effective on October 1, 2022. The revised ordinance is a 4-star system. A letter explaining the design was provided to landlords in mid-August 2022.

Rental Code UpdatesClick on the image above to go to a recording that outlines the updates effective 10/1/2022.

 Register Rentals Here
Make a Rental Payment
To make a payment, search for the property address and click "View".



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Jennelle Jobe, Neighborhood Wellness Coordinator
City Hall (more)
819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-4551 x 1252
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