City Adopts a Rental Property Registration Ordinance
CITY OF EASTVALE, (November 14, 2013) – On October 23, 2013, the Eastvale City Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-13 adding Chapter 110.32 to Title 110 of the Eastvale Municipal Code establishing a Single-Family Residential Rental Registration, Inspection and Crime-Free Rental Housing Program.
This ordinance was adopted as part of the City’s “Zero-Tolerance” policy toward marijuana grow house activity in the City. The marijuana grow house conditions interfere with the health, safety, quality of life, quiet enjoyment and general welfare of the individuals residing near rental homes and may contribute to a decline in the value of surrounding properties.
Rental properties in the City of Eastvale are required to obtain a Business Registration Certificate. The registration is required as a condition of exercising the privilege of renting or leasing a rental property in the City of Eastvale to any person and/or entity. The renter is not required to register however, the property manager and/or property owner who is acting as manager of his/her own property must register. If the property owner owns more than one rental property in the City of Eastvale, he/she may complete one registration and list all their Eastvale properties. Additionally, property management companies may complete one registration which must include a list of all properties that they manage in the City of Eastvale.
The purpose of this ordinance is to identify all single-family residential rental dwelling units in the City of Eastvale and to ensure that such units afford tenants a safe and decent place to live. In addition, the City requires rental housing with substandard conditions to meet and maintain minimum building and housing code standards, exterior maintenance standards, and to reduce criminal activity. The City Council has determined that all single-family residential rental units must be registered with the City and inspected, and landlords shall use a Crime-Free Rental Housing Addendum which has been included in Ordinance 2013-13.
All the details and conditions of Ordinance No. 2013-13 may be viewed in its entirety at http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=15015
The new Ordinance No. 2013-13 will take effect on November 22, 2013.
If you have additional questions about the Single-Family Residential Rental Registration, Inspection and Crime-Free Rental Housing Program, please call Business Registration at (951) 703-4439.