Landlord Tenant Ordinance

Minimum Standards for Rental Property Ordinance
The Minimum Standards for Rental Property Ordinance can be found in Chapter 18 of the City Code, Article XI. Please be aware that this ordinance may have been amended since this electronic version was posted. Prior to taking any action you will need to contact City staff at 620-332-2505 to confirm that the section you are reviewing is the most current.
Registration of Rental Properties
All landlords who own rental property within the City limits must obtain a Landlord Occupation License and register all of their rental properties. An application for the Landlord Occupation License (PDF) is included online. The fee for the license is $30 for the first year and $20 each additional year if renewed on time. Applications are accepted in the City Clerk's Office. For more information please contact Jennifer Rutledge at 620-332-2505 or contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Minimum Standards
All rental properties must meet Section 8, HUD minimum standards with the exception that ventless heaters are allowed as long as they are in compliance with all other City codes.

View the Inspection Sheet (PDF) for further information.

Complaints & Inspections
Inspections are conducted on a complaint only basis. If you would like to report a complaint please contact us on the form provided below or call Jim Engman at 620-332-2541.