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. 

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 below. 

Rental Dwelling Inspections:

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

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

To schedule an inspection, please click here, or call us at 972-875-6444.  

Forms submitted before 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) should be scheduled within 48 business hours.

Please ensure rental units have electricity prior to the inspection. 

Ensuring Safe Living Environments:

This 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.

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.

Rental Dwelling Registration:

To register your single family rental property, please click here.

For multi-family properties, please click here

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