Rental Licensing & Inspection Fees

Licensing Fees

  • Structure - $45
  • Dwelling Unit - $45
  • Rooming Unit - $30
  • Late Payment - $25

Inspection Fees Effective March 1, 2024

Rental Licensing Initial Inspection - Free

There is no charge for an initial inspection.  Re-inspection fees will be charged at the per unit rates listed below when a re-inspection is required to verify repairs are completed. 

Non-Cycle Inspection Fee - $100 per unit

This fee may be charged when a violation is noted between regularly scheduled inspections and the property owner has had time to address the violation, but has failed to do so.

Re-inspection Fee - $100 per unit

Charged for all re-inspections where a site visit is needed to verify code compliance.  Inspectors may waive additional re-inspection charges for insignificant repairs where photos are submitted to prove the repair was completed.

No Show Penalty Fee - $100 per unit

Charged if owner has not given a 48 business hour notification to re-schedule appointment for inspection. Owner is allowed only one re-schedule per structure / unit.


College Dormitory Inspections

College dorm rooms identified and pre-approved for dormitory status by Housing Inspections will be inspected by the Dubuque Fire Department at a reduced rate.

Fire Department Inspection - $15 per unit

Charged in accordance of inspection and only in years when inspected.

Please note, inspection fees may be adjusted subject to City Council approval.