Landlord Rental Inspection Educational Session

March 13, 2019 12:00 PM
The Galesburg City Council updated the Rental Licensing and Housing Minimum Standards Codes in June 2018. These code changes apply to all housing in Galesburg and were enacted to provide better clarification of standards and improve housing safety. 
Due to these changes, the City of Galesburg will hold an informational session for landlords to provide information and guidance about the changes for rental properties, including the annual licensing of rental units and housing minimum standards. The session has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall and will last about an hour. This is a repeat of the sessions held in September 2018. Landlords who did not attend one of the past educational sessions are encouraged to attend this session.
The City of Galesburg requires all landlords to have their self-inspection checklists filled out and turned in to the Galesburg City Clerk’s office by the due date of May 1, 2019 if they have 10 or less units. Those with more than 10 units have until May 1, 2020 to have their self-inspection checklists completed and turned in to the City. All rental units are required to be licensed each year by May 1 at the cost of $15 per unit. 
Landlords, tenants and homeowners may view the updated code online by going to the City of Galesburg website home page, click on the "Doing Business" heading at the top, a pop down menu will include "Municipal Code,".  This will go to American Legal Publishing, then click on the blue button which says, "View Code". The Rental Licensing Program is in Sections 150.225 through 150.999 and the Housing Code Minimum Standards are in Sections 150.150 through 150.170. 
For questions about the session, please call Judy Guenseth at 345-3652. For questions regarding the rental licensing, call Abra Slagel at 345-3612.  


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