Rental Accountability Ordinance

To promote the health, safety and welfare of our residents, the City of Surprise has a Rental Accountability Ordinance.

The ordinance will permit the city to enforce provisions of state law regarding maintenance code violations.

All rental property owners are reminded that they must register with the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office and the recorded legal class of the property must reflect a legal class of "4 -Residential Rental". Failure to register a rental with the county could result in a $100.00 violation, per day.


If you have any questions regarding rental property ordinances, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at 623-222-3013 or email your questions to

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