On April 22, 2008, the Brentwood City Council passed an ordinance to establish
a periodic rental property inspection for residential housing. It is intended to encourage owners of residential
rental units to maintain their properties in order to preserve existing housing stock and create an atmosphere
that affords all residents a safe and comfortable place to live. The ordinance will ensure the proper maintenance
of residential rental housing and prevent situations that could adversely affect the quality of life in the City.
With the Rental Inspection Program, the exterior of each rental unit in the City of Brentwood will be
inspected by Code Enforcement staff at least once every two years. The inspection program began on July 1, 2008.
A letter is sent to all Brentwood property owners whose property may be subject to this requirement.
Through our review of various public records, properties are identified as possible rentals
subject to the requirements of the Rental Property Inspection Ordinance. If you have received a letter
or notice, you are required to respond within the specified timeline listed on the letter
or notice, you must submit either the
Property Verification Form or the
Business Tax Certificate Application-Rental. City ordinance requires any person who carries on
business in the City of Brentwood (including rentals and leases) to obtain a business tax certificate. While the
Business Tax Ordinance
has existed for since 2002, the
new ordinance (Rental Property Inspection) will help us identify this business activity and allow us to
proactively enforce the business tax.