Single Family Rental Registration

Cedar Hill City Council adopted the Single Family Rental Registration Ordinance on November 10, 2020, and enforcement of this program begins on January 1, 2021.  This ordinance requires owners of all single family residential rental properties in Cedar Hill (including duplexes and townhomes), to register their rental properties with the City of Cedar Hill. The purpose of this program is to obtain and maintain current property information (property owner/manager/tenant/agency contacts, etc.).  This data allows for more rapid and efficient distribution of key community information, enhances the appearance of neighborhoods by making Code Compliance services more responsive to specific issues, and promotes the practice of being a good neighbor in Cedar Hill.

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Property Rental Registration Information and Fees

Property Registration

Each owner of a residential rental unit is required to register their rental unit(s) annually (per rolling calendar year), or when the property owner changes. 

To register a property, fill out a Single Family Rental Registration Form and email it to *Payment is due at the time of registration.

Residential Rental Certificate of Occupancy (RRCO) 

Each owner of a residential rental unit is required to complete and submit a Residential Rental Certificate of Occupancy Application Form and payment at the time of a tenant change. Once reviewed, the property owner/landlord will receive an RRCO (which should then be given to the tenant) to provide to Utility Services to establish water service at that rental unit.

Property Inspection

After issuing an RRCO, a Code Officer will conduct an exterior inspection of the property within 30 days of the date it was issued. 

To submit a Residential Rental Certificate of Occupancy form, please email it to

*Payments can be made in the office or through our new online portal, EnerGov Customer Self Service Website.  Instructions on setting up an account for online payment is available - click here for step-by-step instructions.

Property Rental Registration
(Initial Annual Fee or Change in Ownership)
Property Rental Registration (Renewal)$25.00
Late Renewal Rental Registration$75.00
Residential Rental Certificate of Occupancy (RRCO)$25.00

Ordinance Information

Single Family Rental Registration Ordinance