I am a Renter

The City of Dubuque’s 11,225 rental units are periodically inspected by the Housing and Community Development Department for compliance with the Property Maintenance Code (Title 14, Chapter 1, Article J) and to ensure that the units provide decent and safe rental housing. Each rental unit must be annually licensed and an annual fee is charged. All owners are required to comply with these requirements. Our department maintains an inventory of all licensed rental units, issues license applications, and receives all fees.

To contact by phone: Inspections and Licensing, 563.589.4231   

Our inspectors also respond to complaints from renters or neighbors if problems with a rental property occur. Owners are informed of all complaints and encouraged to be present at all inspections. A City Council-appointed Housing Code Appeals Board meets periodically to hear requests from landlords regarding code enforcement orders issued by inspectors.

For additional information, please call the Housing and Community Development Department at 563-589-4231 or view the following links: 
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.

If you finish and want to tell us even more, please email atHousing@cityofdubuque.org.

Thanks for your time and input!
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