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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.


Know Your Rights

All rental properties in the city are subject to the Rental Occupancy Program, which requires a rental property to be registered with the City of Bloomington, and to be inspected every 3 to 5 years. Each rental property must have a current occupancy permit, issued by HAND. A copy of this permit must be displayed somewhere inside the rental unit.

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!