Successful Rental Property Management


The Successful Rental Property Management program (formerly known as Dubuque Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program) was started in 1995 to provide property owners comprehensive information on all aspects of managing rental housing, with special emphasis on how to reduce crime in rental property.
The program is offered two times a year and is co-sponsored by Northeast Iowa Community College. 
The Dubuque City Council, upon recommendations from the Safe Community Task Force, passed an ordinance change making attendance mandatory for property owners/managers.  Owners/managers are only required to attend one session.


The presenters included local attorneys and representatives from the City of Dubuque's Police, Fire, Legal, and Housing Departments.

Topics included:
  • Identifying quality tenants
  • Writing rental agreements
  • Handling evictions
  • Property security and fire safety
  • Police services
  • Rental property inspections
Click here to view literature distributed to participants of the most recent session. An updated version if forthcoming.

Scheduled Session

The next session offered will be on Saturday October 3, 2020.  Those required to participate only need to attend one session in order to comply with the ordinance.

Registration can be completed by going to and entering "Successful Rental Property Management" in the search box to locate scheduled sessions or by calling Northeast Iowa Community College at 563-557-8271, extension 380.  The registration deadline is one week prior to the session.

You may also sign up for Notify Me to be notified of upcoming sessions, as well as other city/police news.