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Phone: (812) 349-3420
Fax: (812) 349-3582
Email: hand@bloomington.in.gov

The HAND Department also investigates rental complaints for violations of the Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishement Inspection Program between cycle inspections. If you are having maintenance problems in your rental unit:

  1. Notify the landlord/agent of the problem. Keep a record of when you communicated with them.
  2. Give the owner a reasonable amount of time to take care of the problem.
  3. If the problem has not been corrected after taking these steps, come in or call the Neighborhood Development Division. An appointment will be scheduled for an inspector to come and investigate the reported violations.

All rental complaints must be signed by the complainant.

Complaint form (PDF 69.49 KB) (if this form is not fillable when opened, please download it first)

If violations are found, the owner will be issued a notice with an itemized list of repairs that must be made, and they will be given a deadline by which those repairs must be completed and reinspected.