The purpose of this chapter is to safeguard the life, health, safety, welfare, and property of the occupants of single family and multi-family residential rental unit(s) and the general public by developing a process to identify and notify owners regarding minimum building standards, complaints and property maintenance codes in a timely manner. Additionally, this chapter authorizes cumulative enforcement action against repeated or multiple violations under this chapter.

RNACS apply to all registrants of rented residential single-family homes, manufactured/mobile homes, duplexes, and multi-family units located in the City of San Marcos.

Rental Nuisance Abatement Code Standard Ordinance - Municode website

Voluntary Registration

Property owners may voluntarily submit registration for convenience and expediency of landlord or owner notification. However, voluntary registration does require compliance with all standards of RNACS.

Rental Registration Form (PDF)

If you experience any issues with trying to submit a Rental Registration Form or need help please email Code Compliance .

Landlord means the owner, landlord, operator, and lessor, management company, managing agent or on-site manager of a rental unit or multi-family dwelling unit.

Occupant means any individual living or sleeping in a building, or having possession of a space within a building. This includes, but is not limited to, persons that reside at a residence the majority of 21 calendar days, regardless if that person pays rent or provides in-kind services. The person is not required to have a lease, contract or other legal document to be considered an occupant.

Owner means any person, agent, operator, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property; or recorded in the official records of the state, county or municipality as holding title to the property; or otherwise having control of the property, including the guardian of the estate of any such person, and the executor or code official of the estate of such person if ordered to take possession of real property by a court.