Rental License Applications
A completed rental license application must be submitted, along with appropriate fees prior to the issuance of a rental license.
Providing proof of prior attendance and successful completion of a recognized "Fundamentals of Rental Property Management" course will qualify for a fee reduction. See the list of acceptable classes on the Rental License Fee page.
Minneapolis Has New Procedures for single family & duplex rental properties which required repairs identified in the Truth & Housing Inspection report.
Below are application links for licensing your specific rental property in the City of Minneapolis. All rental properties, (including relative homestead properties) must be licensed.
High Occupancy Buildings (5 apartment units or more):
Condominium, Townhome and Cooperative Rental Units:
Review the check list on the last page of the application prior to submitting your application.
Rental License General Rules
- The rental license year is from September 1st to August 31st.
- Licenses must be renewed each year.
- Rental licenses are not transferable.
- A 311 poster (pdf) must be posted in the rental property along with the rental license certificate.
- All licenses purchased prior to July 1st will expire August 31st of that same year.
- If a license is purchased between April 1st and June 30th, the rental fee is reduced by 50% and will expire on August 31st of that same year.
- Rental license annual renewal fees are mailed out late July and due by September 1st.
- The status of a rental license can be found on Property Information.
- The "Paid On" date in Property Information is the date a customer paid for the license.
- Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
- Learn more about Rental License Fees.
Minneapolis Rental Application Ordinances:
Last updated Oct. 23, 2013