Rental License Fees
Annual License Fee
The annual license fee for a rental dwelling license or provisional license is $69.00 for the first rental dwelling unit and $19.00 for each additional rental dwelling unit under common ownership in the same building.
Fee for Conversions to Rental Property
When a dwelling is converted to rental property (or has not had a license for the last 12 months) it must be inspected for compliance with minimum housing standards. The fee for this required inspection is $1000.00. This fee is in addition to the annual license fee.
Exemptions: Buildings containing 6 or more dwelling units; dwellings owned by nonprofit entity (as defined); new construction.
Effective February 2012
(one time inspection fee)
This inspection fee applies when a single family dwelling is being converted to a first time rental or
has not held a valid license within 12 months. There is a reduction of $250 if the owner or agent can present proof of attendance at a recognized fundamentals of rental property management course as stated in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, section 244.1870
(Fee must accompany the annual fee at time of application)
- HOME Line- Training designed for Landlords & Managers
- The Minnesota Multi Housing Association
- MPD- Rental Property Owners Workshop
Online video training provided by Lutheran Social Services
- Other forms will need supervisory review and approval
Note: Proof of class completion MUST be presented at time of application in order to receive the discount.
New Owners of Rental Property
The license fee is reduced by 50% for new owners who purchase their property after April 1.
A rental licenses must be obtained prior to renting or offering to rent the property.
New owners have 60 days within the closing date to apply for a license or a $250.00 + $20.00 for each additional unit administrative fee will be charged.
Fine for Operating a Rental without a License
If an owner is issued a violation for operating a rental without a license, the owner is subject to an administrative fine of $500.00. This fee is in additional to any other appropriate enforcement action or fee due.
All rental licenses expire on August 31st. The license must be renewed by this date.
A rental license renewal received after September 15th is subject to a penalty charge of 50% of the license fee.
Fine for Not Posting 311 Poster
Landlords who do not post a 311 poster in a common area of their building or within each rental unit if there is no common area are subject to a $200.00 administrative fine.
Last updated Oct. 22, 2012