Residential Rental Registration Program

Rosenberg City Council passed Ordinance No. 2023-41 which requires all residential rental properties in the City be registered. The goal of the Residential Rental Registration Program is to ensure that rental properties within the City are in compliance with all codes relating to health, sanitation, and property maintenance standards, in an effort to maintain neighborhood integrity. 

Register your rental property and pay your fee here:  Energov CSS (Citizen Self Service)

Program Details

Rental properties within the City such as as homes, duplexes and apartments located within the city limits are now required to be registered. Existing rental properties must be registered, and the license fee paid by March 31, 2024. Registrations received after the deadline will result in additional fees.

All rental registrations shall be renewed every two (2) years. View Ordinance No. 2023-41 here.

Failure to register the property may result in your tenant being unable to activate water service. 

Registration Fees

Rentals must be registered, and the fee paid by March 31, 2024. Registrations after the deadline will result in a penalty fee of 1½ times the annual renewal fee. Fees will also be assessed for failure to renew the permit within ninety (90) days of license expiration.

Rental Application Fee – Single-Family Homes | $50.00 

Rental Application Fee – Multi-Family Complex | $10.00 per unit or $50.00 minimum 

How to Register

Permit applications should be submitted through the City's Energov CSS (Citizen Self Service)

Tenant Information

If you are looking to rent a residential property in the City of Rosenberg, here are a few things you should know:

  • A rental license is required. You should verify with your landlord that there is a valid license.
  • If the property is not licensed as required by City ordinance, you may be unable to activate water service under your name.


 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Code Department at or 832-595-3500.