Pittsburg’s residential rental inspection program became effective in March 2006. The self funded program requires owner’s of all residential rental property (except owner occupied or fully subsidized units) to register their property. The program is intended to proactively identify blighted and deteriorated housing stock. It is based on partnerships with owners, who are provided an opportunity to self certify the property. It relies on property owners to complete an initial inspection of their property. Using a checklist provided by the city in return for a reduced permit fee the owner qualifies to rent the property for up to three years without further inspection. Properties that do not meet minimum standards are not allowed to register until they comply. As long as rehabilitation is addressed the city will work with owners to bring properties up to code.