Successful Rental Property Management

October Session Cancelled

The Successful Rental Property Management class scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A class will be held in the spring of 2021 with a date and details to be released as soon as they are available.

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The Successful Rental Property Management program (formerly known as Dubuque Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program) was started in 1995 to provide property owners comprehensive information on all aspects of managing rental housing, with special emphasis on how to reduce crime in rental property.

The program is offered two times a year and is co-sponsored by Northeast Iowa Community College. 

The Dubuque City Council, upon recommendations from the Safe Community Task Force, passed an ordinance change making attendance mandatory for property owners/managers.  Owners/managers are only required to attend one session.


The presenters included local attorneys and representatives from the City of Dubuque’s Police, Fire, Legal, and Housing Departments. 

Topics included:

  • Identifying quality tenants
  • Writing rental agreements
  • Handling evictions
  • Property security and fire safety
  • Police services
  • Rental property inspections

Click here to view literature distributed to participants of the most recent session. An updated version if forthcoming.

Contact Us

  1. Cpl. Scott Koch

    Housing Investigator
    Dubuque Police Department
    563-690-6104 or email