Preferred Rental Program

Preferred Property Seal Art

About the Program

The goal of program is to foster responsible landlord behavior and sound, well-managed rental housing in our community and discourage activities that do harm to residents and neighborhoods. The Preferred Landlord Property Program will act as a “stamp of approval” or an indication that this property meets all safety, property and other requirements required by the City of Dayton.

To Qualify

  • Enroll/complete a Property Manager’s Training Course offered by the City of Dayton or an equivalent course
  • Participate in a Property Safety Assessment through the Dayton Fire Department or equivalent
  • Schedule a Housing Inspection property assessment of the exterior of the property to ensure the property is clear of any housing violations and is structurally sound
  • Apply for the Seal
  • Property Managers must renew every 3 years from initial Preferred Property status and complete 6 hours of continuing education credits after initial approval

Benefits of the Program

  • A free listing of their property on along and the “City of Dayton Preferred Property” Seal, to  be used for marketing and collateral materials
  • invitations to quarterly roundtable sessions with various City departments
  • Continuing Housing Education Credits or Realtor Credits for attending the “Good Landlord Training”
  • Have access to mediation services offered by the Dayton Mediation Center

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Contact Michelle Zaremba at (937) 333 - 2352 or

The City of Dayton makes no representation or warranty about the safety, quality or habitability of the properties, and the City’s program does not include any structural inspections, inspections for hazardous building materials, including asbestos and/or lead paint, or other potential hazards or liabilities associated with the properties.