Am I required to run background checks on my tenants each year?

No. You are only required to run a criminal background check each time you have a new tenant 18 years or older. However, you are required to show proof of this background check at each inspection. Property Standards does not maintain any background check information because of the confidential nature of such information. Additionally, you are required to provide a City of Aurora Lease Addendum with your registration/renewal & at the time of inspection signed by all tenants 18 and older.

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1. Is there a fee for registering my rental property?
2. When does my rental license renew?
3. I just paid for my license a few months ago. Why am I receiving a renewal so soon?
4. How often are rental properties inspected?
5. Do I have to attend landlord training every time I purchase or register a new rental property?
6. I no longer own my rental property. Why did I receive a renewal form?
7. I am renting my property to a family member. Do I still need to register it? What about background checks?
8. Am I required to run background checks on my tenants each year?
9. Criminal backgrounds contain sensitive information. Am I required to show them to the inspector?
10. How will I know when my rental property will be inspected?
11. What happens if I miss an inspection?
12. How do I reschedule an inspection if I am unable to attend the time on the appointment letter?
13. What happens if I do not pass my initial inspection?
14. How do I evict a tenant?