Indianapolis Landlord Registration Program: What you need to know!

Indianapolis Landlord Registration Program

Indianapolis Landlord Registration Program

Indianapolis Landlord Registration Program

“Beginning January 1, 2015 as part of the Indianapolis Landlord Registration Program, all owners or landlords of residential rental units will be required to register the properties with the City of Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement (DCE). Here are the top five things you need to know.

  • Landlord Registration Enrollment: The initial registration period will end March 31, 2015. There will be no enforcement activities during the first three months of the program.
  • Accessing the Landlord Registration Form: The registration form is available online through DCE’s Citizen Access Portal ( Applicants must create a portal user account to access the landlord registration form.
  • Completing the Landlord Registration: The property owner or a designated property management company can complete the registration form. An individual who owns multiple rental properties may register all properties together and pay one registration fee of $5. A property management company who represents multiple owners must complete a registration form for each owner.
  • Required Information for the Landlord Registration:
    • Owner contact information
    • Landlord (property manager) contact information residing in Indiana
    • The parcel number (seven digit number) for all applicable properties
      o Parcel number information is available at:
    • Number of rental units on each parcel
  • Landlord Registration Fee: Paying the registration fee is the final step of the process before submitting the registration form. Applicants can pay the $5 registration fee with an eCheck or credit card. The payment service is provided by a third-party vendor working in partnership with the City.”

Here are some things to keep in mind. March 31st is the deadline until the City of Indianapolis enforces this law, however don’t wait to the last minute. This also means that the public can now access the landlord registration list at DCE’s Citizen Access Portal. As of right now we don’t know what the repercussions will be  for not doing so, but we will keep you informed as this progresses as we will publish a few other articles in this regards and what it really means for Landlords who own property in Indianapolis.

We also have the PDF for if the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement Landlord Registration User Guide here.

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