Responsibility of the Owner/Property Manager

When the rental property inspection(s) has been scheduled, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that he/she or the property manager will be present and that the tenants are properly notified that a Code Enforcement Inspector from the Department of Licenses and Inspections will be inspecting their units.

If the property fails either the interior or exterior inspection, the owner is responsible for ensuring the noted violations are corrected. After the violation is corrected, Department of Licenses and Inspections will re-inspect the property to verify that the violation has been corrected. The initial inspection and the first re-inspection are provided at no charge to the applicant. Subsequent re-inspections will be assessed a fee of $25.00 each.

If the owner fails to comply with the requirements, he/she will be in violation and subject to a criminal summons, carrying a fine of up to $1,000, together with cost and disbursements of prosecution for failing to obtain the required rental property license, inspection and/or registration of the property(ies).

As a member of the Wilmington community, we each have a very important role in making the City of Wilmington one of America’s best. Thank you for helping realize the City’s goal of livable neighborhoods.