Rental Licensing & Inspections

In order to increase public safety and health, the Roeland Park City Council made two major changes pertaining to rental inspections in 2015. 

  1. The Council provided a process to have rental inspections of residential properties and apartments by request of the tenant or renter.
  2. Voluntary rental inspections beginning January 1, 2016.


Currently, Neighborhood Services staff performs exterior inspections annually and issues renewal licenses upon passing inspection. Neighborhood Services staff will conduct interior inspections at the request of the landlord or tenant.

Inspections By Request

Both owners and tenants of rental properties (both apartments and single family homes) may request an interior and exterior inspection of the property. The goal for these inspections is to ensure basic health and safety features such as electrical wiring and carbon monoxide detectors are in place in these dwellings. 

To request an inspection, please contact your Neighborhood Services team at 913-722-2600.

Exterior inspections will continue on an annual basis when the single family home rental license is up for renewal. Please see the link for interior inspections for a list of inspection items by room.

View the list of inspection items by room (PDF).


During an inspection, if the Neighborhood Services Staff determines that the dwelling is not in compliance with applicable City ordinances, staff will discuss a schedule and process to achieve compliance with the owner or tenant. 

Re-inspections shall be conducted to ensure that appropriate corrective action has been completed. There is no cost for the first reinspection.