City of Waterloo Rental Unit Registrations for the license period of January 1 to December 31, 2017, are due by November 1, 2016. The fee for registration is $25.00 per rental unit and will double to $50.00 per rental unit on January 1, 2017, for failure to timely register.

Registration instructions are available on the city website www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com and will be mailed to landlords who have previously registered with the city. Landlords are required to register properties within 30 days of purchase.

Registration with the City of Waterloo is required for properties that meet the following criteria as outlined in Waterloo City Code: A dwelling, duplex, multiple dwelling, condominium, dwelling unit, rooming unit, trailers, mobile homes or sleeping unit which is not eligible for the Iowa homestead credit for property tax purposes, or single dwelling portions of a duplex or multiple dwelling that are not occupied by the owner of the property, and which requires a payment in money or services to be made to the owner for the possession or use thereof.

The purpose of the Rental Registration Program is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the use, occupancy, location, and maintenance of all residential buildings and structures for rental within this jurisdiction, and to establish a program of regular rental inspections.

Please direct questions to the City Clerk’s Office at 319-291-4323.