(Cedar Hill, Texas) - The Cedar Hill City Council has adopted an ordinance establishing a new Single-Family Rental Registration Program. The program is designed to improve communication with property owners and help keep Cedar Hill neighborhoods safe and clean.
The ordinance, effective January 1, 2021, requires owners of single-family rental properties to register annually with the City and to complete a Residential Rental Certificate of Occupancy when the property is leased or when the tenant changes. The program also provides for exterior inspections of the property to ensure compliance with the City’s property maintenance code.
The program was borne of Cedar Hill’s longstanding initiatives around neighborhood integrity and vibrancy and was vetted and recommended by the Neighborhood Advisory Board and a citizen committee comprised of landlords, renters, and neighborhood leaders. The new ordinance builds on a similar initiative implemented in 2016 geared toward maintenance standards for multi-family rental properties.
“Safe, clean, and vibrant neighborhoods are the foundation of daily life in Cedar Hill, and the single-family rental registration program is an important tool in our toolbox for maintaining and protecting quality of life in our neighborhoods,” says Mayor Stephen Mason. “The program is a win-win scenario. It is good for residents who want a safe and clean place to live, and it is good for property owners who want to protect their investment.”
Beginning January 1, 2021, owners of single-family rental properties in Cedar Hill can complete their annual registration online at cedarhilltx.com/SFRR or in person at the Cedar Hill Government Center at 285 Uptown Blvd. Property owners who register before July 1 receive a discounted early registration fee.