Short-term Rental Licensing and Inspection

On October 2, 2018, the Lawrence City Commission adopted Ordinance No. 9560, which regulates the licensing and inspection of Short-term Residential Rental Property. The ordinance becomes effective on November 1, 2018. For questions, you may contact Brian Jimenez, Code Enforcement Manager at 785-832-3111 or at or Jeff Crick , Planning Manager at 785-832-3163 or at

Find out more about the registration, inspection requirements and general program information.

Short-term Rental Licensing and Inspection Documents:


Long-term Rental Licensing and Inspection

Here you will find information specific to landlords or tenants. Please feel free to contact our staff through email, in person or by phone with questions.

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 For Landlords

Effective January 1, 2015, all rental properties in Lawrence are required to maintain a valid rental license in compliance with City Ordinance 9110, as amended on October 2, 2018. Find out more about the inspection process, registration and general program information.

 For Tenants

The City of Lawrence cares about our residents and wants to ensure conditions in their homes are safe and habitable. As of January 1, 2015, all residential rental properties will be required to have a valid rental license and periodic inspections. As a tenant, we want you to know about the licensing program and how this program will affect you.

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