Rental Inspection Program

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The Clarksville Building Commissioner’s office is taking action to make sure local rental properties, such as apartment complexes, are being maintained properly. In the Spring, the Town Council voted to approve a new Rental Inspection Program.  That new program, overseen by the Building Commissioner’s office, began on January 10, 2023. The program is for all rental properties in the Town of Clarksville. Properties include single family rental homes and apartments, as well and multifamily dwellings.

Rental unit owners must register every residential unit, and each unit is required to be inspected once every three years. Rental units that are less than three years old will not require inspections until they have aged three years. Newer units are still required to register when the program begins, however, those units but will not be inspected until they are three years old.

During the inspection, representatives from the Building Commissioner’s office will be inspecting the following:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Water Supply
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Bathroom Facilities
  • Doors, Windows, Stairway, and Hallways
  • Smoke Detectors
  • The Building Structure

Once the inspection is completed, the inspector will provide the owner with a written copy of any violations that were found and give the owner a date to have the unit back into compliance. If no violations are found, the inspector will provide the owner with an inspection certificate.  A complete list of current building codes can be found below.  If you have any questions about the Rental Inspection Program, please email

Register Your Rental Property

To register your rental property, use our SmartGov Permit Portal, then click go on the “My Portal” tab.  This system is accessible 24/7.