Rental properties located within the corporate limits of Indianola must register and obtain valid certification that shows that rental units have been inspected and are up to code. Prior to an inspection, landlords/property owners are responsible for notifying a tenant at least twenty-four (24) hours before the inspection. Rental properties are inspected every two years to ensure compliance. For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Officer at (515) 962-5275.
Schedule an Inspection
Scheduling inspections is currently unavailable at this time. Please visit the Registration and Certification page for more information about when to register your property and schedule an inspection.
Request a HUD Inspection Report
Property owners and landlords may request a copy of an inspection report conducted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Warren County Housing Authority (WCHA) and submit those inspection documents to the Code Enforcement Officer, in lieu of having an inspection conducted by the City. To request these documents, please visit the WCHA website or call (515) 961-1073.
How to Prepare for a Rental Inspection
Do you have a scheduled rental inspection coming up soon? Prepare for your inspection by utilizing an inspection checklist provided by the City. Not sure if something constitutes as a violation? Contact the Code Enforcement Officer at (515) 962-5275.
- When will rental inspections begin?
The Community Development Department will begin registering and inspecting rental properties located in Ward 1 of Indianola on July 1st, 2022. Please see the following table to see future dates for other wards
Registration Start Date Registration End Date Ward 1 July 1, 2022 February 28, 2023 Ward 3 March 1, 2023 October 31, 2023 Ward 2 and 4 November 1, 2023 June 30, 2024
Indianola Wards Map