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Rental licensing inspections start soon

Rental licensing inspections start soon
Posted on 01/04/2021

Lenexa Community Standards employees are ready to begin rental property inspections over the next few months.

Lenexa’s rental licensing and inspection program was adopted and implemented in 2008 to help preserve the city’s neighborhoods. Any time a home or a room is offered for rent, a rental license is required annually (some exemptions apply).

Licensing allows the city to perform complete exterior inspections and an interior inspection at a tenant’s request.

When a property is licensed, the owner is required to have a local point of contact who is responsible for the property. This helps City officials to better communicate about any issues with the property.

Rental inspections are conducted every other year, typically in late winter/early spring or more often if necessary. Some things our inspectors look for during an inspection include:

  • All exterior components of the home (including roofs, garages, sheds, fences, siding, stairs and foundations) are in good repair and structurally sound.
  • Illegal outdoor storage of items not manufacted for outdoor use.
  • Trash and recycling bins are stored behind the building line or in the garage.
  • Address numbers are posted in the proper location and are visible from the street.
  • Vehicles — including inoperable vehicles, boats, RVs and trailers — are parked in the appropriate locations.

Visit to view our complete licensing checklist and learn more. For questions, contact Community Standards at 913.477.7500.

Published January 4, 2021