Rental Licensing


In order to comply with the most recent recommendations about social distancing we have decided to temporarily close all City facilities to the public (including City Hall).

Rental Inspections 
Rental inspections are suspended in alignment with the closure of City Facilities. This will continue until June 30, and is subject to change. 

If you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact us by:

  • Emailing  
  • Calling 952-895-4440

We know that there will likely continue to be changes as the situation changes and we will continue to communicate with you as quickly as possible. For the most up-to-date information regarding the City’s response to COVID-19 please visit

Issued To

Owners of rental properties including condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes, manufactured homes and multi-unit buildings

Icon of two pieces of paperPaper/Mailed Application

Icon of computer mouse pointer clickingOnline Renewal Application

Applications and renewals may be mailed to City Hall, but renewals can also be done online:

  1. Complete the application form (PDF) and save or download a copy to your computer
  2. Visit the permit payment portal and click on "Pay Fees" under Rental License
    (Online portal instructions (PDF))
  3. Log-in to your account
  4. Click "Search Licenses" on the left navigation pane and enter your license number
  5. Click the license number
  6. Click "Attachment" and upload your saved renewal application
  7. Click the "Fees" tab, then click "Pay All Fees"
  8. Follow online directions to complete payment


If your license expires:
Your application is due:
March 31
March 1
June 30
June 1
September 30
September 1
December 31
December 1

Completed renewal applications must be received within ten days of an online payment, or your renewal process is considered incomplete

Additional Requirements

  • Inspection of all rental properties for building and fire code compliance every three years
  • Inspection of all multi-unit rental property common spaces and exteriors for fire code compliance every year
  • Property must be in good repair and non-hazardous
  • Licenses may be revoked due to:
    • Violation of property maintenance, building or fire codes
    • Failure to implement the Minnesota Crime Free Housing Lease Addendum


  • Annual Rental Fees (PDF)
  • Annual fees for all rental property licenses cover the costs of building maintenance inspections
  • A rental conversion fee is paid when owner-occupied units are converted to rental status. The conversion fee and rental license fee cover the first year’s license and initial inspection along with one follow-up inspection


  • View exceptions in City Code 3-28-5
  • Retail, commercial and industrial rentals
  • Licensed nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Relatives renting from homeowner
  • Military leave situations (Requires proof of military orders)
  • Snowbirds
  • Contract for deed situations (Must be registered with the Dakota County Assessor’s Office)


Questions? Contact

Rental Licensing
100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, Minn. 55337
Email Rentals