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Common Notices Placed on Buildings by Housing Inspections

These are descriptions of the most common stickers, or placards, placed on buildings by Housing Inspections. If you need further information, you may also feel free to call the phone number shown on the notice.

For issues involving rental properties, read the booklet from the Minnesota Attorney General's Office on Landlords & Tenants Rights and Responsibilities .

Common Notices

Any Property

Rental Properties Only

Condemnation

Do Not Occupy

Notice of Intent

Unlawful Occupancy

No Rental License

Rental License Revoked, Denied, Non-renewal, or Suspension (pink)

Rental License Revoked, Denied, Non-renewal, or Suspension (red)

Rental License Issued

Final Decision: No License

Condemnation

Your building is condemned. You must move

Learn more about condemned buildings.

Do Not Occupy

This building is hazardous. You must move by the date shown on the placard.

Notice of Intent

This building may be condemned if needed improvements have not been made by the due date. You may or may not need to move, depending on whether repairs are made by the due date.

Unlawful Occupancy

The reason for this placard is written on the placard, about halfway down. You may or may not need to move, depending on the particular case. Common reasons for this placard are

  • Too many people living in the building
  • Too many units in the building
  • Improper or no license for rentals in the building
  • Illegal units in the building
  • Illegal use of building

No Rental License

Your landlord does not have the needed license to run a rental property. You may or may not need to move, depending on whether the landlord gets the license. Another notice will be posted if you need to move.

Rental License Revoked, Denied, Non-renewal, or Suspension (pink)

Because of police/SAFE issues, your landlord may not get a rental license or the rental license may be cancelled. You may or may not need to move, depending on whether the landlord resolves this problem. Another notice will be posted if you need to move.

Rental License Revoked, Denied, Non-renewal, or Suspension (red)

Due to code or licensing violations, your landlord may not get a rental license or the rental license may be cancelled. You may or may not need to move, depending on whether the landlord resolves this problem. Another notice will be posted if you need to move.

Rental License Issued

Previous problems with the rental license for your building have been resolved. You do not need to move.

Final Decision: No License

The landlord did not resolve licensing issues for your building in the required time. You must move by the date shown on the placard.

You may call Minneapolis Housing Services at (612) 673-3003 for assistance with housing and moving problems. (This number is also on the placard.)

You may call the Housing Inspector listed on the placard if you have questions about rental licensing.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011