Long Term Rentals

The City of Inglewood Housing Protection Department Long Term Rental Division (LTRD) is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the City’s rent regulations and just cause eviction protections.  A long term rental is a dwelling unit that is rented for more than 30 consecutive days.  

Pursuant to IMC Chapter 8, Article 10, Section 8-126, Registration is mandatory.  All residential properties with two (2) or more units and single family dwellings owned by a Company, Corporation, LLC, LP, REIT, etc., including commercial properties with residential components (mixed-use), must register annually with LTRD.  New property owners have 30 days to register their residential property after the purchase date.  

The City’s online Inglewood Residential Registry System will allow Property Owners and Landlords to annually submit residential property information to meet the registration requirements set forth in Inglewood Municipal Code (IMC) Section 8-126.

The open registration period is from January to March every year.   Beginning in April, if registration has not been completed and fees remain unpaid, monthly penalties will be imposed, as well as a potential lien placed on the property tax bill.  

Property Owners and Landlords are able to register their properties by logging into the online Inglewood Residential Registry System: as well as verify registration information, submit requests for any exemptions, record various transactions such as rent increases, tenancy terminations, new tenancy information, change of ownership, and submit notices within three (3) days of being served to their tenants. 

The Housing Protection Ordinance 21-09 (HPO), became effective June 10, 2021, and was designed to provide residential eviction protections, and protect tenants from excessive rent increases while allowing landlords a fair and reasonable return on their investments.

Pursuant to Inglewood Municipal Code 8-126(c), the City may commence enforcement measures against any owner who fails to register their property. Furthermore, no owner shall advertise for rent, demand or accept rent for a rental unit, or evict any tenant from a rental unit, without first procuring and serving a copy of a valid Registration Certificate on the tenant of that rental unit. 

Please review Ordinance 21-09 for Inglewood’s Housing Protection Laws.  

Please refer to the Registration Frequently Asked Questions for additional information. 

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