Rental Licensing

Issued To

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

Icon of computer mouse pointer clickingOnline Application

Icon of two pieces of paperPaper/Mailed Application


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