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Rental Licensing

Rental Licensing

The goal of the Rental Licensing Program is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of all occupants in all rental dwellings as hereinafter provided by inspection and enforcement of the International Property Maintenance Code and Codified Ordinances of the city of Portsmouth, fixing the responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants of all rental dwellings.

In order to receive and maintain a valid permit, all property owners must adhere to the minimum standards listed in the Housing Quality Standards (CFR 982.401)

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