The City of Marshalltown is required by State law to have a rental housing code. The City currently has two rental housing inspectors who conduct inspections. All rental units in Marshalltown must be registered with the City. Annual registration forms are mailed annually to property owners along with the invoice for rental registration fees. Rental units are inspected approximately every three years.
Units are inspected biennially (every 2 years) if they participate in the HUD Section 8 Program, this is a separate inspection from the City municipal inspection.
2016 Rental Registration Information
Registration Rate InformationRental registrations are billed based on the number of units per tax parcel.
Fee is calculated as follows:
1 x $33.00 = $33.00
11 x $29.75 = $327.25
8 x $24.00 = $192.00
Healthy Homes InformationThe City is starting to incorporate the Healthy Homes principals into rental housing inspections. These are common environmental issues that can contribute to occupant health and safety. Hazards include things such as moisture and mold, trip hazards, fire safety concerns and lead based paint.
For more information on maintaining a healthy home visit any of the following websites.
- HUD Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control website
- Iowa Department of Public Health Environmental Health Services