Overland Park OKs inspections, licensing for rentals

A new rental licensing and inspection program has officially been adopted in Overland Park.

Despite protest from numerous rental property owners at a public hearing two weeks ago, the city council decided on Monday evening that the program was vital to keeping the city safe and attractive.

The vote was 8-2. Councilmen David White and Jim Kite were in opposition.

The city will require rental property owners to register for the program in July. Then, in July 2017, the city will start collecting fees and inspecting half of the city’s rental properties. The other half will be inspected in July 2018.

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