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Rental Housing Program

Information for property owners, managers and renters on the City's rental housing inspection program and rental housing licensing.

Rental housing brochure

  • Rental Housing Inspection Program
  • Rental Housing Licenses
Rental Housing Inspection Program

The City conducts random, mandatory inspections throughout the year on residential rental properties in Gresham.

  • Inspections ensure rental properties meet minimum standards of fire, health and life safety.
  • The program allows for random selection of properties and units to be inspected.
  • The program provides the highest possible protection for those who report violations.

Register a complaint

The City will inspect rentals based on complaints related to safety violations (not cosmetic issues).

How to file a complaint

Notification process, timelines

Inspection notification process

Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords


Contact us at 503-618-2248 or

Rental Housing Licenses

Rental housing licenses

A rental housing license is required to maintain or operate a residential rental property in Gresham. 

This applies to all residential rental units, including single-family homes, duplexes and apartments.


Council Resolution No. 3600 was passed on March 19, 2024. Rental license rates will increase effective July 1, 2024.

Fees are based on the total number of rental units on a property. 

See the master fee schedule for more information.


Contact Business Licensing at 503-618-2370 or