Every rental dwelling, including single-family rental dwellings and rental units in owner-occupied duplexes, and rooming and shared-bath units (unless they are in a licensed lodging house) must have a rental license.
Minneapolis uses a tiered rental license billing structure. A property's tier is based on its rental history, and focuses primarily on the condition and maintenance of the property itself. More information about tiering and the tiering criteria can be found here.
Why License Rental Properties?
The intent of the rental license ordinance is to:
- Promote the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
- Assure preservation of the existing housing supply.
- Help maintain property values.
- Work toward eliminating substandard and deteriorating rental housing.
- Maintain a living environment that contributes to healthful individual and family living.
For more information on the licensing process, call 311 or outside Minneapolis city limits call (612) 673-3000.
- Rental Property Checklist (pdf)
- Substandard Rental Dwelling Violation Schedule (pdf)
- Rental Property Utility Rebate Information (pdf)
- Smoke-Free Rental Properties
Last updated Jul 28, 2015