Preferred Property Program

The City of Dayton Preferred Property Program fosters responsible landlord behavior and sound and well-managed rental housing, while discouraging activities that do harm to residents and neighborhoods. The program acts as a “stamp of approval” or an indication that a property meets all safety, property and other requirements of the City of Dayton.

To Qualify

  • Each property must qualify separately (4 units or less) 
  • Enroll/complete a property manager training course offered by the City of Dayton (or an equivalent course)*
  • Schedule a Division of Housing Inspection property assessment of the property exterior to ensure the property is clear of any housing violations and is structurally sound

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Benefits 

  • Recognition by the City as an option for those seeking good, quality housing
  • A free listing of the property on daytonohio.gov
  • The City of Dayton seal of approval to use electronically on property's website and physically for marketing materials
  • Invitations to quarterly round table with City departments
  • Access to mediation services offered by the Dayton Mediation Center
  • Access to free forms online
  • Access to discounted credit and criminal background checks
  • Access to mediation services offered by the Dayton Mediation Center

To Apply

  • Fill out the Preferred Property Application
  • Register property with Montgomery County rental registry
  • Complete the Property Manager Training course (Link will be provided to you once your application is completed)
  • Assessments will be setup after application is completed
  • Property managers must renew every three years from initial Preferred Property status and complete six hours of continuing education credits within a three-year period

Click here to apply online!

Questions?

Contact Julia Acosta at 937-333-1424 or Julia.Acosta@daytonohio.gov.

Links

Greater Dayton Real Estate Investors Association (GDREI)

Greater Dayton Apartment Association (GDAA)


The City of Dayton makes no representation or warranty about the safety, quality or habitability of the properties, and the City 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.