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250 South 4th Street, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change the mailing address for the owner of the license?

My name has changed, how do I update my rental license?

My rental property is vacant or has changed to owner occupied– what should I do?

My rental property is in foreclosure, what should I do?

I’m no longer the property manager, what do I do?

Why didn’t I receive my bill?

How can I update my contact information?

Why did I receive this bill?

Do we need a rental license if it’s a family member occupying the property?

Do I need a rental license if I have a roommate?

How can I cancel my rental license?

How do I change the mailing address for the owner of the license?

A request to change the address must be submitted in writing and mailed to 250 S 4th Street, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415 or faxed to the attention of the Rental Licensing Department at (612) 673-3262. If the owner resides outside of the 16 county metro areas, the owner must name a local contact person as their manager. A new rental license application must be submitted, signed by the owner, and signed by the new manager. The manger’s signature must be notarized.

My name has changed, how do I update my rental license?

If a person’s name has legally changed due to marriage etc., a copy of the marriage certificate or a signed/ notarized affidavit of the name change must be submitted to the department in writing.

My rental property is vacant or has changed to owner occupied– what should I do?

The owner must notify the department in writing at 250 S 4th Street, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415 that they wish to close a rental license.

My rental property is in foreclosure, what should I do?

The owner must maintain a rental license and maintain the property until the redemption date stated on the foreclosure documents. The redemption date and other foreclosure information can be found at http://www4.co.hennepin.mn.us/webforeclosure/

I’m no longer the property manager, what do I do?

The property manager must notify the Housing Inspections department in writing at 250 S 4th Street, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415 that they no longer are involved with the property

Why didn’t I receive my bill?

The bill is sent to the contact/manager address provided by the owner on their application. If the address of the contact/manager has changed, the owner must notify the department in writing at 250 S 4th Street, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415 of the new address.

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How can I update my contact information?

To change a property manager, a new updated application signed by the owner, signed and notarized by the new manager, must be submitted to the department. No additional fees are required.

Why did I receive this bill?

The Annual Renewal Bill is mailed mid July each year. The license expires annually on August 31st.

Do we need a rental license if it’s a family member occupying the property?

If the property is relative homesteaded, a rental license is required. If you occupy the property and have a family member living with you in the same unit, then a rental license is not required

Do I need a rental license if I have a roommate?

A rental license is not required if you own and occupy the property. However, the number of roommates you can have is limited by the Housing and Zoning codes. For more details see MCO 244.790 – 244-860 and MCO 546.50.

How can I cancel my rental license?

You must notify the department in writing at 250 S 4th Street, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415 that you wish to close the rental license.

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Last updated Sep 14, 2012