Rental Registration & Inspection

The City of Celina, Code Services Department administers a Sustainability Program which strives to provide safe, quality, and sanitary housing for multi-family apartments, duplexes and single-family homes.  All non-owner occupied homes within the City of Celina must be registered as a rental property.  Registration fees are due at the time of registration, and each January when the registration is renewed.  

Inspections are performed at each tenant change, while the property is vacant.   To schedule an inspection, or for any questions about the program, please contact us at the phone number or email listed .

  1. Rental Inspections
  2. Rental Registrations

Single-Family Rental Inspection concerns may include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Driveways/Walkways – All must be maintained to prevent damage to person or property.

2. Electrical – Receptacle covers must be provided and be secured, outlets must be properly wired, breaker boxes must be correctly wired, breaker boxes must not have gaps or missing covers and there must be proper maintenance of any air conditioning and heating units.

3. Exterior Doors – Each exterior door on the dwelling is required to have:

       o A doorknob lock or keyed dead bolt; and

       o A keyless bolting device and a door viewer. This is usually a keyless deadbolt lock that is operable only by knob or lever from the door’s interior and not in any manner from the door’s exterior. Keyless bolting devices must meet the requirements of the Texas Property Code, Title 8, Chapter 92 Subchapter D-Security Devices.

     o Two of the following locking devices on each sliding glass door – handle latch, security bar or sliding door pin lock

4. Exterior light fixtures – Any open exterior light sockets must be properly covered or have exterior light bulbs installed in the socket.

5. Plumbing – Any damaged plumbing, leaking faucets or pipes, irrigation leaks causing standing water, faulty sewer lines, etc. must be repaired. Water heaters must be property installed and maintained.

6. Roofs – Roof coverings must be maintained free of defects. Any broken or missing shingles must be replaced and match the texture and color of surrounding shingles.

7. Sanitation – Eliminate any accumulation of standing water, trash and debris, and mold. Walking paths to all exits must be clear. Provide regular pest extermination as needed. Seal all holes and gaps in interior walls and ceilings, including under sinks where pipes enter the walls.

8. Smoke Alarms – Smoke alarms must be tested to be operational. State law requires there to be an operable smoke alarm inside each bedroom. There must also be an operable smoke alarm in the corridor/hallway in the vicinity to the bedrooms. Finally, there must be an operable smoke alarm on each floor/level.

9. Carbon Monoxide Alarms – CO alarms shall be installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. Where a fuel-burning appliance is located within a bedroom or it’s attached bathroom, a CO alarm shall be installed within the bedroom. Combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarms shall be permitted to be used in lieu of carbon monoxide alarms.

10. Stairs, sidewalks, handrails, guardrails – All must be secured, without any tripping hazards, free from debris and all spindles must be in place.

11. Structural integrity – Roofs, patios, supports, walkways, walls, soffits, eaves, stairways, and foundations must be structurally sound.

12. Weatherproofing – There should not be rust and deterioration on the exterior surfaces of the house and/or any accessory structures. Weather sealant, stain or paint should be provided to patio covers, arbors, guardrails, handrails, doors, trim, siding, walls and any other exterior surfaces. Holes, gaps and/or cracks at the exterior walls, windows, doors foundations, soffits, eaves and roofs should be sealed.

13. Windows – All windows must be weather sealed. Cracked or broken windows must be replaced. Windows designed to be opened must be operational and have screens. All windows must have an approved window latch/locking devices.

14. Landscaping – each property must maintain the required number of trees and other associated landscaping in a healthy and growing manner in conformance with the Zoning Ordinance.

15. General Premises – The property must be maintained free of trash and debris. Any missing, broken or rotted fence pickets must be replaced.

  1. Mike Green

    Code Services Director

  2. Sharelyn Drummonds

    Code Enforcement Officer