Planning and Building
The City of Manchester recently launched its Rental Inspection Program.
Chapter 160 of the Municipal Code, the Rental Housing Code, outlines the requirements for the rental housing registration and inspection program.
This important program is designed to ensure property owners, their agents and others who rent out residential dwellings meet their responsibilities with respect to safety of the premises. The City of Manchester has established and adopted the following Code Ordinance, Chapter 160, Rental Housing Code:
All residential rental units are required to be registered every three years to ensure compliance with this Code.
Rental Housing Forms
- Rental Housing Registration Form (PDF) Effective July 1, 2019 OR Register Online
- Rental Housing SELF-Inspection Checklist (PDF)
- Rental Housing Complaint Form (PDF)
- Rental Housing Renewal Registration Form (PDF)
Changes in ownership or rental status are to be reported to:
Building Official/Zoning Administrator
208 E. Main Street
Manchester, IA 52057
Changes can also be reported by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Manchester Code of Ordinances:
To view the following ordinances, visit the code of ordinances for the City of Manchester and navigate to the chapter as noted below.
- Off-Street Parking and Loading | Chapter 165.27
- Nuisance Abatement Procedure | Chapter 50
- Junk and Junk Vehicles | Chapter 51
907.2.11.1 Group R-1.
- In sleeping areas.
- In every room in the path of the means of egress from the sleeping area to the door leading from the sleeping unit.
- In each story within the sleeping unit, including basements. For sleeping units with split levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, a smoke alarm installed on the upper level shall suffice for the adjacent lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.
907.2.11.2 Groups R-2, R-3, R-4 and I-1
- On the ceiling or wall outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms.
- In each room used for sleeping purposes.
- In each story within a dwelling unit, including basements but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwellings or dwelling units with split levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent levels, a smoke alarm installed on the upper level shall suffice for the adjacent lower level provided that the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level.