Health & Housing

Rental Housing Inspections

All properly registered rental properties in the City of Muscatine with units more than 5 years old must be inspected every 3 years for compliance with the Housing Code.

Type of Inspection Inspection Fee
Annual Rental Unit Registration Fee $30 per unit
Second Re-inspection
Administrative Fee
$60
$25
3rd Re-inspection
Administrative Fee
$120
$25 
No-Show Appointments
Administrative Fee
 $60
$25

Rental Property Registration

Each individual rental property must have a separate rental registration form on file with the City of Muscatine per Chapter 5, Section 4 (Registration and Inspections of Rental Properties) of Title 8 of the City Code.

Change in Ownership / Management


Please notify the Community Development Department at 563.262.4141 of any change in ownership or management.

Housing Code

The purpose of Muscatine's Housing Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the use, occupancy, and maintenance of all residential buildings and related structures within the city.