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Rental Certificate Registry

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IMPORTANT: Rental Certificates are required only for residential properties that are inside the City of Tampa.  Prior to beginning the rental application or renewal process, it is strongly recommended that you read the instructions before starting your application.

Apply for a Rental Certificate or Renew Rental Certificate:

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Rental Certificate Forms:


Within the Accela Citizen portal you can view information, get questions answered and have limited inquiry capability as an anonymous user.   However, to apply for a rental certificate you must first create a user account.    We trust this will provide you with a new, higher level of service that makes living and working in our community a more enjoyable experience.

The purpose of this Rental Certificate Program is to implement a process that ensures Residential Rental Units within the City’s jurisdiction comply with minimum housing standards as set forth in the applicable City of Tampa Codes.

Some Residential Rental Units are, or may become in the future, substandard in nature, with inadequate structure, maintenance, and or equipment.  The conditions on these units are, or may become, unsanitary, unsafe and/or overcrowded in the future.  If not remedied, such conditions will create blighted areas leading to more incidents of crime and an increase in fire and emergency service calls.  The Rental Certificate Program seeks to ensure the Residential Rental Units comply with the City’s minimum housing standards and other applicable City of Tampa Codes.  This program is implemented for the best interests of the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Tampa.

There is no fee to register a Residential Rental property.  All Residential Rental properties must register annually. 

Please click the following link to begin the registry application process: aca.tampagov.net   

To report issues, send email to: NeighborhoodEnhancementACA@tampagov.net