Rental Registration & Inspection


Rental Registration Fee Schedule 

Type of FeeAnnual Fee
Single Family Residential$40.00
Duplex $60.00 or $30.00 per side
Multifamily (3+) units$25.00 per unit
Late Fees (if received after January 31st)$75.00 per unit
Non-compliancePossible citation through Municipal Court


Interior and exterior of each rental property shall be periodically inspected by the city under provisions established by the adopting Ordinance. Inspections shall be requested prior to occupancy.

The City will schedule an appointment to inspect all rental properties. A "Safe Housing Inspection Checklist" is available online as a guide for your use as well as "What to Expect During an Inspection." We encourage you to walk through your rental properties and verify that the items on the Inspection Checklist have been addressed to ensure safety for your tenants and to protect your investment.

If you would like to request an inspection prior to being notified, please feel free to contact us at 618-692-2331. We can typically schedule an inspection same day or within 3 business days of your request. If you have a tenant in the unit, we request they have five (5) days notice prior to the inspection (unless you have other arrangements with your tenant).  

Inspections may be initiated by tenant or neighbor complaints about a particular structure or area of rental properties, and / or as indicated by Fire and Police calls for service, public complaints made to elected or appointed officials having municipal or other legal jurisdiction or exterior nuisance complaints about a structure or area.

Rental Inspection Fee Schedule 

Initial InspectionFree
1st ReinspectionFree
Subsequent Re-inspection(s)$75.00 each
Non-compliancePossible citation through Municipal Court

Multi Family Residential - Sprinkler Test Reports

  • Requirements for Fire Sprinkler Systems Routine inspection or testing of existing fire sprinkler systems and control equipment shall be performed by an individual qualified under Section 17. A copy of the inspection report for routine inspection or testing of a fire sprinkler system shall be sent to the local fire jurisdiction

Construction Permits & Inspections

Permits are required for major repairs, some interior renovations and other maintenance activities as deemed necessary by the Building Official. Please contact the Public Works Department at 618-692-7535 to verify if a permit is necessary.

Owner Responsibility of City Utility Bills

Section 118-98 (a) of the City’s Codified Ordinances states that the occupant shall be primarily responsible for payment for utility service (water, sewer, and trash) at such premises; however, the owner of the premises shall be responsible for payment for the service if the occupant fails to pay. Such service is furnished to the premises by the city only upon the condition that the occupant of the premises shall be liable therefore to the city. Finance Office Contact: 618-692-7500.

Local Contact Representatives are required.

Municipal Court Dates & Information

Questions may be emailed to the Rental Department  or call 618-692-2331 during normal business hours.

Community Resource Links

Community Resource Directory

Madison County Rent & Mortgage Assistance

Madison County Resources for Homeless and Homeless Prevention

IL Attorney General Landlord & Tenant Rights and Laws

Fire Safety for Kids - Sparky School House

  1. Denise Thibault

    Rental/Vacant and Property Maintenance Coordinator

  2. Public Works Department

    Physical Address
    200 E Park Street
    Edwardsville, IL 62025


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