Rental Permits & Inspections

Maquoketa requires rental properties to be licensed annually and inspected once every three years. Before being offered for rent, a new rental property must be registered with the City. The transfer of ownership of an active rental property must be registered as well. A Rental Registration Form is used for both cases and should be completed and returned to City Hall with payment if applicable.

Maquoketa’s rental registration and inspection program is designed to protect the health and safety of tenants and their neighbors. It also serves to encourage good property maintenance. Click on the link for a list of Maquoketa Rental Property Standards.

If you see a problem in a rental property that is not being addressed you may be able to request an inspection by filing a complaint. Please use the Inspection Request Form to share your concern.