The City of Mount Dora has the responsibility to enforce the Florida Building Code and other related regulations relative to safe and habitable property maintenance and structures. There exists in the city, structures used for human habitation which are, or may become in the future, substandard with respect to structure, equipment or maintenance, and may constitute a menace to the health, safety, and welfare of its residents.
Therefore, the City Council of the City of Mount Dora adopted Ordinance No. 2017-05 requiring all owners of rental property to license such property. If the structure is less than five years old, it will not require a rental inspection. However, it will still require a rental license. If the structure is over five years old, it will require an inspection and rental license.
A completed Rental License Application should be submitted to the Building Division, City Hall, 510 N Baker Street along with a $30 application fee, $50.00 inspection fee, and a $75.00 zoning review fee. The homeowner, or their designated agent, will then be contacted by the Building Department to schedule an inspection. The structure must meet the minimum criteria as outlined in the International Property Maintenance Code.
After initial inspection has been completed, it will be the owner, or designated agent's responsibility to submit a rental affidavit to the Building Division every two years to keep the rental license active. If after two years the license becomes expired and no affidavit is submitted, a new application, inspection, and fees will apply.
For more information about issuing or status of Rental Licenses, please contact the Building Division at 352-735-7115 or email Building Division.