Residential Property Regulations

Rental properties are subjected to federal, state and local laws and regulations. A summarized list of these regulations can be viewed here.

  1. Federal Fair Housing Act and Iowa Civil Rights Act (Iowa Code Chapter 216)
  2. Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law (Iowa Code 562A)
  3. City Code
  4. International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
  5. Iowa Smokefree Air Act

In housing-related activities, such as rental housing, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. Learn more about the Fair Housing Act here. Similarly, information regarding the State of Iowa Civil Rights act can be viewed here.

If you would like to file a housing complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission or have questions about the law, please visit the Iowa Civil Rights Commission's website.