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Rental Property

The City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Division includes the Multi-Family Inspection Section. This group is tasked with ensuring landlords provide suitable, safe and sanitary conditions to families living in multi-family communities throughout the city.

This group also ensures that tenants are provided information on the responsibility and rights of being residents of a multi-family dwelling community. Through these actions the Multi-Family Inspection Section assists in providing a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere for both the landlords and tenants to work and live.

Rental Registration

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Complexes

Three or more units

Three and above means: three or more units under the same roof (triplexes); three or more on one lot under the same ownership; or three or more units on connecting lots all owned by the same person

Annual registration fee is $25 for the first rental unit and $10 for each additional

Requires out of state property owners to designate a local agent to accept legal service, and a contact for local emergencies

Form for Multi-Family Rental Registration — printable copy for faxing. Fax completed forms to 817-392-6774.

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Voluntary Registration

Registration is voluntary for one- and two-family rentals with no violations

Requires out of state property owners to designate a local agent to accept legal service, and a contact for local emergencies

Register Your Property Online

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Mandatory One- and Two-Family Registration

Registration is mandatory for one- and two- family rentals with code violations

Annual registration fee is $200 for each unit with violations

Requires out of state property owners to designate a local agent to accept legal service, and a contact for local emergencies

Tenant/Housing Assistance

The Fort Worth Human Relations Unit can help you get answers to questions about:

  • Repairs - Repair and Deduct Remedy
  • The Eviction Process
  • Refunds of Security Deposits
  • Health and Safety Issues
  • Lockouts and Landlord Liens
  • Notice of Non-Renewal
  • Terminating Tenancy
  • Retaliatory Actions, Evictions and Discrimination
  • Accommodation and Modifications Requests for persons with disabilities.

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