The mission of the city of St. Joseph Residential Rental Certificate Program is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the residents living in rental units through the adoption of property maintenance codes. As a result of community surveys and public comment, the City Council made a proactive decision to create a Residential Rental Certification Program to help improve St. Joseph’s community appearance. The program is designed to help the city of St. Joseph improve compliance with health and safety standards and provide a safe inventory of rental housing for our residents. The program is proposed to begin July 1, 2019, and requires residential rental units to pass a minimum code inspection every five years.
An effective Residential Rental Certification Program will:
Increase compliance with existing property maintenance codes.
Enhance overall rental housing quality and safety in St. Joseph without placing an undue financial burden on landlords or tenants.
Build a comprehensive rental housing database that can be used by the city to monitor the progress of neighborhood appearance.
Any forms filled out from the list below, should be returned to Housing Compliance Inspector, Chelsea Chester, at City Hall.
Chelsea Chester 1100 Frederick Ave City Hall, Room 107 St. Joseph, MO 64501
You may drop the forms off in person or send via mail.