Crime Free Rental Housing Program

Background


Effective July 18, 2017, any rental property within the city limits of Hesperia is required to participate in the Crime Free Rental Housing Program. This ordinance covers:

  • Any property owner or management company of a residential single-family or multi-family rental property.
  • Any tenant who occupies a residential sing-family or multi-family rental property.
The program is designed to assist residents, owners, managers, and anyone else associated with rental properties in keeping illegal activity out of our community and creating a safer environment.

The City Ordinance is available to review here.

How To Begin



Register Your Rental Properties

Register your rental property online here. [NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation email from the Crime Free Team, please call us at (760) 947-1510 to verify your registration was received.]


As a property owner and/or property manager, you are responsible for registering your rental properties with the Crime Free Rental Housing Program. The information required includes property management information, owner information, and emergency contact information. If any of this information changes, or if you acquire an additional rental property, an updated registration form is required. Failure to participate in proper registration can result in a fine.

The Crime Free Rental Housing Program Registration Form is available to download here. Upon completion, please fax the form to (760) 949-1566 or email to crimefreerentals@cityofhesperia.us

Fines and Appeals

Failure to register a rental property in the City of Hesperia's Crime Free Rental Housing Program will result in a fine of $350 per single-family residence and $50 (per unit) of the multi-family housing.

Failure to use the Crime Free Lease Addendum to each rental or lease contract will result in a fine of $250.

Providing false information will result in a fine of $500.

A re-inspection (per inspection) may result in a fine of $100. Failure to make corrections after re-inspection will result in a fine of $400.

Failure to initiate, complete or provide proof of the eviction process will result in fines of $500.

If you have received a citation, you have twenty-one (21) days to pay or appeal it. For additional questions or concerns, contact the City of Hesperia's Citation Processing Center at (800) 989-2058 or the Citation Processing Center's website

Questions

Please contact Office Specialist Paula Raihle at 760-947-1510. All forms can be faxed to (760) 949-1566 or forwarded via email to Office Specialist Paula Raihle at crimefreerentals@cityofhesperia.us.

All forms for the City of Hesperia's Crime Free Rental Housing Program have been approved and adapted from existing forms and cannot be altered or substituted. Any altered, substituted or incomplete forms will NOT be accepted.

Crime Free Checklist



STEP ONE: REGISTER
Complete a registration form for your rental property or properties (one address per form).
STEP TWO: CALL
Call the Crime Free Team to verify your registration was received at (760) 947-1510.