Community Development

Rental Ready Program

In September of 2016, the Independence City Council adopted a new program called “Rental Ready” which would establish an interior residential rental dwelling unit inspection.  What is the Rental Ready Program?  Rental Ready is a program with goals to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, maintain attractive and desirable neighborhoods, and ensure minimum standards for the interior of residential buildings.  The program will begin on June 1st, 2017, and applies to all residential rental units in the city and would require all properties to be licensed and pass a basic health and safety inspection every two years. 

Learn more about the Rental Ready Program by contacting Perry Hill in our Community Development Department at 816-325-7405 or at Phill@indepmo.org.