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Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program

The Rental Registration & Safety Inspection Program (RR&SIP) was approved by the Bellingham City Council on March 9, 2015 and requires all residential rental properties (apartments, homes, duplexes, ADUs, etc.) within Bellingham city limits be registered. The program is designed to ensure that all rental housing units comply with specific life & fire safety standards and are providing a safe place for tenants to live. As of July 2015, all rental property owners will be required to register their property with the City every year and have the property inspected once every three years. For questions about this program, contact the Rental Registration Team at 360.778.8361 or rentals@cob.org

Annual Rental License Renewal  

It's renewal time for rental licenses! All it takes is paying the annual registration fee. To complete the renewal process online, follow our handy How-To guide.

Our physical address for mailing or dropping off payment is: Finance Department, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Please include your rental address or license number with your payment.

Questions about the renewal process? Please email rentals@cob.org or call (360) 778-8361.