Rental Licensing & Inspection Fees

Licensing Fees Effective July 1st, 2018

$30.00 Structure
$20.00 Dwelling Unit
$10.00 Rooming Unit
$25.00 Late Payment

Inspection Fees Effective July 1, 2019

*Inspection Fees may be adjusted, subject to City Council Approval.
  Type of Inspection

Description of Inspection

$0.00 Rental Licensing Initial Inspection

Effective July 1, 2019, 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.

$85.00 Confirmed Complaint Inspection

Confirmed complaint penalty fee is charged only in cases when the following has occurred: 1 - Tenant has provided written proof of maintenance request to property owner and/or registered agent; 2 - Tenant has allowed acceptable time for property owner/agent to make necessary repairs; 3 - City inspector has verified that the complaint has not been repaired and is a housing code violation.

$85.00

Re-inspection  Fee

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.   

$85.00 No Show Penalty Fee

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.

Self-Certification of Eligible Units (as designated by Housing & Community Development Department)

Units eligible for self-certification are inspected by IFA and/or HUD on a regular basis. To ensure units maintain standards, Dwelling and/or Rental Unit inspections will be a random selection of 25% of participating units. If those units are in compliance, self-certification will be allowed for remaining 75% of units.
  Type of Self-Certification Inspection Description of Inspection
$50.00 Dwelling Units Inspection Cost Random inspection of 20% of participating units.
$20.00 Dwelling Unit Self-Certification Cost Reduced inspection fee for self-certified units.
$30.00 Rooming Unit (SRO) Inspection Cost Random inspection of 20% of participating units.
$15.00 Rooming Unit (SRO) Self-Certification Cost Reduced inspection fee for self-certified units.

College Dormatory 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.
  Type of Inspection Description of Inspection
$15.00 Fire Department Inspection Charged in accordance of inspection and only in years when inspected.