Rental Registration and Inspection Program & Foreclosed Property

The Belton City Council approved a Rental Registration and Inspection Program for rental units in the city limits on October 10, 2023 by Ordinance No. 2023-4810 . The Rental Registration and Inspection Program will be effective on January 1, 2025 (the previous effective date of July 1, 2024 was delayed to accommodate the online portal that is still in development. As part of this amendment, a $20 per unit rental registration fee is required annually. This fee will cover the costs of registration and inspections for the unit (separate fees for re-inspections may apply). More detailed information on the registration and inspection process will be available in fall 2024 in advance of the January 1, 2025 effective date. The City is currently in the process of creating an online portal to improve the registration and inspection process.

Program Requirements


Tenants should:

  1. Pay rent on time.
  2. Use reasonable care and not damage property.
  3. Properly dispose of garbage.
  4. Refrain from taking on additional occupants or subleasing without the
    landlord’s written permission.

View Missouri's Landlord-Tenant Law(PDF, 2MB)


Landlords should:

  1. Make property habitable before tenants move in.
  2. Make and pay for repairs due to ordinary wear and tear.
  3. Refrain from turning off a tenant’s water, electricity or gas.
  4. Provide written notice to tenants when ownership of the property is transferred to a new landlord. Not unlawfully discriminate.


View the Current Licensing Requirements for Rental Properties

All residential landlords must have an active landlord business license and follow the current requirements until 6/30/2024. Then the program will transition to the new registration process.


View Missouri's Landlord-Tenant Law(PDF, 2MB)

Foreclosed Property Registration

All foreclosed properties are required to be registered. 

View the Code Requirement

Register a Foreclosed Property(PDF, 113KB)