Rental Registration Program

The City of Ennis Rental Registration Program

This program promotes public health, safety, and welfare by regulating and controlling the use, occupancy, construction, and maintenance of all rental units within the City.

Key Features of the Updated Ennis Rental Registration Program:

Rental Dwelling Inspections:

To ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, rental dwelling inspections will be conducted:

When there is a change in tenancy in single-family dwellings; Upon request by the tenant; or When an exterior code violation indicates potential life safety or critical violations.

Ensuring Safe Living Environments:

To protect the most vulnerable members of our community, it is unlawful for an owner to rent a dwelling unit within 1,500 feet of a child area to a person prohibited under Section 9-51 of the Ennis City Code.

Maintaining a High Quality of Life:

The Ennis Rental Registration Program helps maintain the overall quality of life within the city by establishing and enforcing minimum standards for rental dwelling units. These standards ensure that rental units are safe, healthy, and structurally sound.


Rental permit application: 

This application is for property owners who maintain or operate rental dwelling units within Ennis city limits.

You may submit the completed application in person at 107 N. Sherman St. (City Hall) or mail to Water Utilities at P.O. Box 220 Ennis, TX 75120.

Rental Registration Program Fees:

Rental Permit Rate Table:  (Number Units x Dollar Amount)
Single - Family Dwelling Units $20.00/ Per Unit Annually                              
Duplexes – $20.00/ Per Unit Annually
Multi – Family Dwelling (3+ Units) – Per Unit$15.00/ Per Unit Annually          
Initial Late Registration 1st month $75.00
Late Registration each month thereafter the initial late fee charge $50.00
Initial Inspection NO CHARGE                                                          
1st Re-inspection NO CHARGE
2nd Re-Inspection  $75.00
Subsequent Re-Inspection(s) $150.00

Together, we can make Ennis a safer, healthier, and more vibrant community for all residents. 

Learn more about the Ennis Rental Registration Program and how you can participate to ensure a brighter future for our city.