Fremont voters approved the ordinance last June 2010. In an effort to preserve financial resources and follow the advice of legal counsel, the City Council had previously suspended enforcement of the law until the courts make a decision on the legal challenges.
The rental portions of Fremont’s Ordinance 5165 survived challenges as high as the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a repeal effort during a special election on February 11, 2014.
Fremont voters reaffirmed the ordinance at a special election in February, 2014.
All sections of Ordinance No. 5165 relating to illegal immigration are being enforced.
All new renters are required to submit information related to their legal status to Fremont police and pay $5.00 for a license. The status checks are then turned over to the federal government. Landlords may not rent to new tenants without a license.
Occupancy license applications can be obtained at the Fremont Police Station, 725 North Park, 2nd floor or download the application from the City's website.