Rental Registration

By city ordinance, all rental dwelling units must be registered with the city when ready for first occupancy.

If you are unsure of your account information, would like to create an account, or need assistance logging in, please contact the Code Services office at 785-587-4506.

Owners


It is the owner's responsibility to complete the registration process. Contact the Code Services office at 785-587-4506 to create an account.

The owner will be required to provide information including rental unit address, number of dwelling units associated with that address, owner's name and contact information, and certification that information is complete and correct.

If owners do not register their property, the following penalties will apply:
  • First conviction within the preceding 12-month period is punishable by a fine of at least $100 but not exceeding $500.
  • Second conviction within the preceding 12-month period is punishable by a fine of at least $250 but not exceeding $500.
  • Third and subsequent conviction within the preceding 12-month period is punishable by a fine of $500 and possible jail time for not more than 6 months.
If owners live outside a 60-mile radius of Manhattan, they will be required to appoint a local agent who resides within a 60-mile radius of the city. Owners who live within a 60-mile radius of Manhattan will have the option to appoint a local agent. If agents are appointed, the owner must provide their contact information as part of the registration process.

Agents


A local agent's purpose is to receive notification of any code or zoning violation notice sent to an owner; serve as a local contact in the case of an emergency; and facilitate contact between the city and the owner.

Tenants


No one will be allowed to rent or occupy a rental unit that is not registered.

Voluntary Inspections


Inspections are not mandatory and are not addressed as part of the new rental registration program. However, property owners, managers and current tenants may voluntarily schedule property maintenance inspections at no cost. Request an inspection or contact Code Services at 785-587-4506 for more information.

Map of Registered Properties


The map shows all currently registered properties with the City of Manhattan through the Residential Rental Registration Program. Currently registered refers to those registration applications that have been reviewed by city staff and have completed the registration process. Registration is required by ordinance in order to rent a dwelling unit. 

Data contained in this map may not reflect recently approved locations. If you have a question on an address that is not shown on the map, please contact the Code Services Office at 785-587-4506.

** It is important to note that registration of a rental dwelling unit does not indicate that it meets all requirements of the City of Manhattan.  If you have a concern about a rental property please contact Code Services at 785-587-4506 for more information.