Landlord Resources


The City of Dubuque wants landlords to be successful in their efforts to provide safe and quality housing for members of the community. This resource page is designed to help efficiently locate services offered to landlords by the city.

Resources for Landlords

Becoming a Landlord

 Apply for a Rental License
Successful Rental Property Management Program
Free Nationwide Criminal History Check
Maintaining, Repairing or Upgrading Rental Properties
Utility Estimation Tool
Renting to a Voucher Holder
 Landlord Partner Portal
 Utility Estimation Tool
 Becoming an HCV Landlord (information sheet)

Screening Prospective Tenants

Iowa Court Records
Tenant Screening & Tenant Database
Tenant Database Submission Form
Waiver of Release for Tenant Database
Background Check Consent Form
Rental Property Regulations
Fair Housing Law
International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
City Code
Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Law (IA Code 562A)

Maintaining a Rental Property

Housing Inspection & Licensing
Housing Investigations (Section 8 Violations)
Recycling Services and Large Item Pick-Up Flyer  Flyer for Landlords
Large Item Pick-Up
Police Department
Trespass Information
Urban Revitalization Program

Resources for Tenants

Gaining Opportunities Program
Family Self-Sufficiency
Fair Housing Law
Housing Choice Voucher Information
We want to hear from you!  What does the community need?  What do YOU need?

100% of our Community Development Block Grant (about $1,000,000 per year), goes to funding what you say is important for our low/moderate income residents and economy.  Let your voice be heard and take our really short survey - click HERE to begin.

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