Rental Housing


Iowa Code 364.17 “City Housing Codes” requires cities with a population of fifteen thousand (15,000) or more to adopt by ordinance a residential rental code. This code is required to implement minimum standards such as implementing frequent rental inspections, a complaint process, and certifying rental properties. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2020, the City of Indianola had a population count of nearly 15,900.

The Residential Rental Inspection Program intends to ensure public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises.

Previous Community Meetings

Couldn't make it to the community meetings? A playlist of all community meetings held in regards to the rental housing inspection program is provided here: 

Full Survey Results

The Community Development department collected ninety-five (95) survey responses from members within the rental housing community and the general public in the City of Indianola. Results from this survey can be found here:

Full Survey Results

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