Rental property licensing and inspection code

Licensing and inspecting rental units

Well-maintained multi-family housing on a summer's day.
Well-maintained rental property preserves the value of land, buildings and the quality of life for renters.

**Attention owners of rental property**:

A public hearing will be held on Monday May 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers for the proposed changes to the Rental Housing Code and license fees. This hearing will be part of a regular council meeting beginning at 7 p.m. and attendees will have an opportunity to testify before the City Council. The City Council will discuss adoption of the proposed Rental Housing Code and license fees following the public hearing on May 5th or at a future City Council meeting.

If you cannot attend the public hearing on May 5th, but wish to provide written comments to the City Council, please email, call or mail in your questions or comments to Lynn Moore by May 2nd at or call 952-563-8970 or send correspondence to:

Environmental Health Division
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Click here to see the current version of the Draft Rental Housing Code. (Please see pages 4-5 for the proposed license fees and pages 12-20 for the proposed rental housing code requirements. This version of the Draft Rental Code and license fees has been modified since September 2013)

The Planning Commission has already reviewed and recommended approval of the Zoning Code (Chapters 19 and 21 only) changes to the Rental Housing Code on August 22, 2013.

Environmental Health staff gave a presentation on the changes, answered questions and recorded comments on July 24, 2013. Click here to review the previous comments


Licensing and inspection of rental properties

The focus of the Residential Rental Property Program is to maintain the quality and stability of rental dwelling units which will preserve the value of land and buildings throughout Bloomington. Rental housing conditions that adversely affect or are likely to adversely affect the life, safety, general welfare and health of renters can be corrected and prevented by enforcing minimum standards within the city.

How the program works

The Residential Rental Property Program consists of inspecting and licensing:

  • Single-family rooms and dwellings.
  • Duplexes.
  • Multi-family dwellings.

Environmental Health Inspectors annually examine both the interior and exterior of all rental property within Bloomington. They respond to citizen complaints concerning rental housing and systematically inspect the exterior of rental units throughout the year.

Rental dwelling requirements and licensing

Use these tenant and landlord resources for more information.

File a complaint

The City wants to maintain the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Click the following link to learn more about filing a residential, commercial, or rental property complaint.


For more information, contact:
Environmental Health Division
PH: 952-563-8934, Fax: 952-563-8949



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