Landlord Permits

A landlord permit is required prior to renting residential units.  A landlord permit is not required for units in federal housing programs, under federal housing and urban development supervision or for hotels.

A separate permit is required for each applicable rental unit.  However, if there are multiple units within a single building under common ownership, a  single permit may be obtained covering all units.

At the current time, the landlord permit fee is $75.00 per unit.  Permits are valid for one year, from November 1 of the current year to October 31 of the subsequent  year.  However, a landlord permit must be obtained no later than 30 days after acquiring a rental property - and the permit is not prorated.

Please download the Landlord Permit Application and review the State of Florida Landlord/Tenant Law and Rental Housing Guidelines.  The landlord permit application requires information relative to ownership, condition of the unit and the number of occupants in each unit.  Landlord permits are renewed annually.  The City will mail unit owners permit renewals which must be paid within 60 days of the annual renewal date.

In the event an applicant is denied a landlord permit, an appeal may be made to the Permit Review Committee.  Requests for appeal must be made to the Chief Building Official no later than 30 days after receiving notice denying a landlord permit.

Failure to obtain or renew landlord permits will result in a triple permit fee.  Any questions relative to landlord permits, please contact landlordpermits@MyDelrayBeach.com or call (561)243-7243.