Rental Property Requirements

We have implemented a residential rental licensing program to help maintain Lenexa’s quality neighborhoods and property values and promote the quality of life that Lenexa residents come to expect.

Rental licenses

If you own residential rental properties in Lenexa, you are required to have a rental license before you allow tenants to live in the home.

  1. Fill out the Rental Licensing Application

  2. Submit the application to City Hall and pay the required rental licensing fee, which differs based on the type and number of properties you own and rent in Lenexa. Call 913.477.7725 for more information.

  3. Once we receive your application, we will conduct an exterior inspection of your property. We will notify you of any code violations we find during the inspection.

  4. Ask your tenants to agree to the optional Crime-Resistant Community Addendum, to help reduce crime in our neighborhoods.

  5. You will need to renew your rental license each year. The licensing period runs from Jan.1 to Dec. 31.

  6. Exterior inspections will be conducted every other year or more often if warranted.  An interior inspection requested by a tenant will only be conducted if written consent is obtained by the occupant, and if they provide adequate proof they have tried to resolve health and safety concerns with the landlord prior.

These requirements do not apply to hotels and motels licensed by the state, convents, monasteries, parish houses or rectories, mosques, temples, synagogues, hospitals, jails, homes owned by housing authorities, or assisted living facilities licensed by the state.

Rental inspections

We conduct an exterior inspection of all residential rental properties every other year, or more often if warranted. Our staff generally does these in the spring. Our inspection checklist includes items on the Rental Property Inspection Checklist.       

The city does conduct interior inspections at a tenant’s request for life, health and safety concerns. We encourage all tenants to work with their landlord to resolve maintenance concerns, however if satisfactory repairs are not made the city may perform an inspection to ensure code compliance. To request an interior inspection tenants must have proof they have attempted to resolve the maintenance concern with their landlord. For more information contact Community Standards at 913-477-7500.