Rental Housing

Residential Rental Property


All leased or rental residential property in Coralville requires a permit and must be registered with the City of Coralville Housing Program.

Rental permits are not transferable from one owner or operator at any time prior to its expiration, termination or revocation. New rental property owners are required to register rental properties within thirty (30) calendar days of any conveyance or transfer of interest of the property. Unregistered rental properties or delinquent renewals are subject to additional fees and fines.

How to Register a Rental Property


To register a rental property, complete a Rental Housing Permit Application (see Resources below).

How to Renew a Rental Permit


All registered rental property owners receive a renewal notice during the month of November. Completed residential rental permit renewal applications and fees must be returned to the Coralville Community Development Department in City Hall no later than January 1st of the calendar year. Failure to renew a rental permit prior to February 1st of each calendar year will result in an additional $50 fee per unit with a maximum charge of $750.

Return completed residential rental permit renewal applications and fees to the Coralville Community Development Department in City Hall located at:
1512 7th St.
P.O. Box 5127
Coralville, IA 52241


Rental Inspections


Inspections of all rental units must be performed every three years. The City contacts the rental property owner to schedule the inspection.

An initial and first reinspection is included in the permit fee. Second re-inspections and each additional reinspection thereafter is $25 per dwelling unit. Dwelling units which pass the first inspection and have a good operating history (fewer than one violation in an inspection cycle) will be placed on a four year inspection cycle.

Contact Us


  1. Dawn Baker

    Rental Housing Inspector
    Email

    1512 7th St.
    P.O. Box 5127
    Coralville, IA  52241

    Ph: 319.248.1720
    Fx: 319.248.1894

    Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Short Term Rental Property


The short term rental ordinance allows Coralville homeowners to apply for a permit to rent their property for less than 90 days at a time. 

What is a Short Term Rental?


A “short term rental” is any property rented for less than 90 continuous days. Short term rental properties require a Rental Housing Permit (for the permit application, see the "Resources" tab below).

Can I rent my home as an Airbnb?


Renting your home for short stays, such as an Airbnb, is considered a "short term rental" and you need a Rental Housing Permit.  If your property is under a homeowner's association (HOA) or condo owner's association, check to see if the covenants allow property rentals or restrict short term rentals.

Requirements


Short term rentals of residential properties are allowed if:
  • The property has a valid rental housing permit with the City and has passed rental inspection, and
  • The owner pays hotel/motel tax for the first 30 days of the short term rental.

Violations


Under State law, cities may fine a property owner in violation of the ordinance a maximum of:
  • $750 for first violation
  • $1,000 per day the violation continues

Report a Concern


Report suspected rental housing licensing violations at 319.248.1720, at www.coralville.org/letusknow, or use “Report a Concern” on the City of Coralville app.

Additional Information

  1. Resources
  2. Rental Permit Fees