Building & Housing

Rental & Owner-Occupied Housing

In 2018, University Heights adopted the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as the City’s official housing code. The IPMC applies to all residential properties in University Heights.


Review all ordinances, including:

Building Permit Forms

Fence Permit Requirements

  • Ordinance 105 (PDF) Regulating fences: It shall be unlawful to install or construct or cause to be installed or constructed any fence over six feet in height without obtaining a permit from the University Heights Building Official. All applications for fence permits shall be submitted to the Building Official and shall be accompanied by a sketch or design of the proposed fence and a plot showing the location of the proposed fence.

Rental Property Forms

Annual rental permits are typically renewed in August. To obtain a link to the online rental permit application, email the City Clerk.