Tenant Rights and Information

In 2019, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and the City Council passed legislation creating a Tenant Bill of Rights , insuring the rights of tenants across Kansas City. This legislation provides protection for property owners, landlords and tenants and outlines available resources.

Working with several citizen advisory and community groups including KC Tenants, the Tenant Bill of Rights provides fairness and equality to all parties.

Available resources include:

Healthy Homes Inspection Program

The Healthy Homes Inspection Program protects public health, safety and welfare in residential rental property in Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Department is responsible for ensuring residential rental properties meet minimum health and safety standards by responding to complaints of neglect in rental properties.

The Healthy Homes Program is responsible for registration and permitting of all residential rental properties. The program responds to complaints in residential rental properties including: market-rate rent, rent-to-own, federally subsidized properties and Section 8/ Housing Choice Voucher Programs.

A complaint can be filed:

  • by contacting 311 by phone (3-1-1) or online
  • by calling the Healthy Homes Inspection Program (816) 513-6347
  • by emailing Health Homes
  • in person at 2400 Troost Ave.,Suite 3600 KCMO 64108

Need your trash picked up?

KCMO’s Solid Waste Services collects trash and recycling weekly for residents living in single-family homes, duplexes and apartments or other housing units in buildings that contain six or fewer units. Trash service is provided by the owner or manager in apartments, condominiums and townhouses in buildings with seven or more units.