This section contains information from different city departments on renting an apartment or house in Bloomington. The Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) administers the city's residential rental occupancy permit program, and maintains files for every rental property in the city.

All rental properties in the city are subject to the Rental Occupancy Program, which requires a rental property to be inspected every 3-5 years, and to be registered with the City of Bloomington. Each rental property must have a current occupancy permit, issued by the City's Housing & Neighborhood Development Department (HAND). Every rental property has a file in the HAND department. We invite you to come in and look at the file BEFORE you sign a lease!

Rental properties are limited in the number of unrelated adults who may occupy them. In most residential areas, the occupancy limit is three.

If you have a problem with your rental property,notify the property owner. If it is not resolved, call the HAND department at 349-3420.


NewTitle XVI: Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishment Inspection Program

Here is a link to the new Title XVI Code:

Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishment Inspection Program

Pre-inspection Addendum (PDF 18.68 KB)


Welcome to Bloomington!

Noise Complaints and Violations

Trash and Recycling Collection and Trash Violations

Yard Maintenance & Violations

Rental Complaints

Information about Mold

Tenants' & Owners' Rights & Responsibilities (PDF 96.37 KB) English


Housing and Transportation Affordability Index

This is a map-based tool which provides information about a full spectrum of costs associated with home buying and home renting. Click the link below to reach the Index:

Housing & Transportation Affordability Index