Rental properties located within the corporate limits of Indianola must register and obtain valid certification that shows that rental units have been inspected and are up to code. Prior to an inspection, landlords/property owners are responsible for notifying a tenant at least twenty-four (24) hours before the inspection. Rental properties are inspected every two years to ensure compliance.
Property owners and landlords may request a copy of an inspection report conducted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Warren County Housing Authority (WCHA) and submit those inspection documents to the Code Enforcement Officer, in lieu of having an inspection conducted by the City. To request these documents, please visit the WCHA website or call (515) 961-1073.
How to Prepare for a Rental Inspection
Do you have a scheduled rental inspection coming up soon? Prepare for your inspection by utilizing an inspection checklist provided by the City. Not sure if something constitutes as a violation? Please contact the Code Enforcement Officer at (515) 962-5275.