Landlord Permit Registration
All owners or landlords of residential rental units are required to apply for and receive a permit from the City prior to renting. However, landlord permits are not required for units in federal housing programs. A separate permit is required for each applicable rental unit. If there are multiple units within a single building under common ownership, a single permit may be obtained covering all units.
Landlord permit fee is $75.00 per unit.
How to Apply
To apply fill out the required forms listed below. In addition to the application, you will need to submit a copy of the lease agreement to Landlordpermits@mydelraybeach.com.
Permits are valid for one year, from November 1 of the current year to October 31 of the subsequent year. A landlord permit must be obtained no later than 30 days after acquiring a rental property - and the permit is not prorated. Failure to obtain a permit will result in a triple permit fee.
In the event an applicant is denied a landlord permit, an appeal may be made to the Permit Review Committee. Requests for appeal must be made to the Chief Building Official no later than 30 days after receiving notice denying a landlord permit.
Rental Housing Inspection
Random rental housing inspections are conducted to monitor the health and safety conditions. Landlords are contacted in advance and advised to notify their tenants of the scheduled inspection date. A thorough dwelling unit inspection is conducted utilizing the Housing Code. The landlord is notified of any violations and given time (depending on severity) to correct them.