The Belton City Council approved a Rental Inspection Program for rental units in the city limits on August 8, 2023 by Ordinance No. 2023-4796(PDF, 1MB) . The Rental Inspection Program will be effective on July 1, 2024. Staff is currently preparing an amendment to the Unified Development Code to retitle the current "Rental/Landlord Business License" to a "Rental Registration" to better implement the Program and related inspection process. As part of this amendment, a rental registration fee is proposed of $20 per unit annually. This will cover the costs of registration and inspections for the unit (separate fees for re-inspections may apply). These amendments are proposed to be presented to the Planning Commission on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 and City Council on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.