Rental Property License (RPL) Program

*** Notice & Program Advisory Update ***

Rental Certificate of Occupancy Process

  1. Create Citizen Self Service account here

  2. Submit application for Rental Property License

  3. Application will be reviewed.  Review can take up to 24 hours, but typically done the same day. Invoice will be generated and sent.

  4. Once payment is received inspection can be scheduled by emailing or indicating desired inspection date on your application.

Tips to Remember:

  • City Ordinance requires all rental properties to be current on taxes and have no outstanding liens.
  • Pre-Occupancy penalty shall apply to any property occupied prior to obtaining a Rental Certificate of Occupancy. (Due upon each change of occupancy)
  • City Ordinance requires all properties have a local agent listed as a contact on their application within 40 miles of Mesquite.

A rental property must successfully pass an interior and exterior inspection in order to obtain a Rental Property License (RPL).  Rental properties are expected to meet the minimum standards set forth in the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code and the International Residential Code as well as any applicable city codes that have been adopted by the City Council.

To arrange for an inspection the property owner/manager must request the inspection.  If requested prior to 4:00 PM, the inspection can be performed the following business day.  Inspections requested after 4:00 PM will be done on the second business day following the request.

Click here for a simplified list of items that will be inspected.