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An important change to the rental program is the City’s adoption of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). There are a few specifications that differ from the California code (such as swimming pool fence heights and railing heights) that council has amended. These are outlined in the “Adopted Changes to the 2015 IPMC” PDF listed to the right.

FAQs

  • How do I find out if a property is a registered rental with the City?
  • What are the costs to the property owner?
  • What is the Self-Certification Program?
  • What is the rental housing inspection certification?
  • What happens after the inspection?
  • Will older rental dwelling units be forced to comply with today’s current codes?
  • What will the inspector be looking for?
  • Will each rental apartment or house be inspected?
  • How do I reschedule my rental inspection?
  • Does a City Rental Inspector have to inspect my rental(s)?
  • I just bought a residential property in Santa Cruz and I want to rent it out -now what?
  • Why do we have a Residential Rental Inspection Program (RRIP)?
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