Residential Property Regulations

Rental properties are subjected to federal, state and local laws and regulations. A summarized list of these regulations can be viewed here.

  1. City Code of Ordinances
  2. International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
  3. Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law (Iowa Code 562A)
  4. Federal Fair Housing Act and Iowa Civil Rights Act (Iowa Code Chapter 216)
  5. Iowa Smokefree Air Act

The City of Indianola adopted a Residential Rental Code after reaching a milestone population of 15,000. The Residential Rental Code establishes a rental inspections and certification program. Inspections are conducted frequently to ensure compliance with City Code and to ensure public health, safety, and welfare. Read the code here.