Rental Services

Whether you are a renter or a landlord, the City offers helpful resources to ensure your property is safe and up to code standards. 

Resources for Renters

Has your new rental house or apartment passed the City’s rental inspection? Are there outstanding code enforcement issues? 

Contact the Community and Economic Development Department to verify the property is in good standing.

Additional resources:

Lessons for Landlords

All rental properties in the City of Ferndale must be registered with the Community and Economic Development Department. Visit our Permit Center to complete a Rental Property Registration Form.

If you need to schedule an inspection, contact Kathy McClintic

Rental Inspection Checklist
The Rental Inspection Checklist contains some of the most common property maintenance violations and is intended to assist property owners in being prepared for city property inspections. This is merely a list of the most common violations and does not include all possible violations. The City of Ferndale has adopted the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code book, if owners wish to consult further possible violations.

Short Term Rentals

Ferndale City Council adopted an ordinance regulating short-term rentals (STRs) operating within City limits. The ordinance regulates STRs by requiring annual registration and inspections, which requires all properties to register with the City. Registration and inspection services are completed by the Ferndale Building Department.