Rental Housing Inspection Program
This program ensures that all residential rental properties in Gresham are maintained to minimum standards of fire, health and life safety.
- The program allows for annual mandatory inspection of rental housing units selected by a random statistical sampling. It also includes a complaint-driven component with the highest possible protections for those reporting violations.
- Inspections focus primarily on fire safety and egress, structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing, health, and sanitation issues, including the presence of interior dampness and mold, insect and rodent infestation, and accumulation of trash.
Program Fact Sheet
Owners and Property Managers
No person may maintain or operate a residential rental property within the city without first obtaining a rental license. The annual fee for a license is based upon the total number of residential rental units on a property.
Owners or agents will provide notice to tenants of units identified for inspection at least seven days in advance of an inspection. A checklist of housing-related criteria will be used to determine whether minimum standards have been met.