Why do I need to license my rental unit/property?
Many cities, Burnsville included, require rental properties to be licensed. Licenses help ensure the continued health, safety and welfare of all residents who live in rental properties and in surrounding neighborhoods. Since operating a rental property is a business, doing so also requires that certain responsibilities and standards be upheld.

By requiring rental properties be licensed, the City helps ensure owners, operators and managers are taking reasonable steps to provide a safe, secure, sanitary and reasonably nuisance-free environment for tenants and neighboring residents.

Requiring rental licenses and minimum standards helps maintain property values and assure the preservation of the City's existing housing supply.

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1. Why do I need to license my rental unit/property?
2. Do I need a license to rent my single family home, townhome, condominium or manufactured home?
3. Do I need a license to rent a room in my home?
4. If I live in my home part-time (i.e. I'm a snowbird), do I need a license to rent while I'm away?
5. I've been forced to relocate due to a job or another reason. My son, daughter, or another relative now stays in my home to care for it. Do I need a license?
6. I'm in the military and have been deployed. I would like to rent my home while away, do I need a license?
7. Do I need a license to rent my manufactured home?
8. Do nursing homes, assisted and independent living homes and group homes need to be licensed?
9. Do I have to pay to be licensed?
10. How much does a rental license cost?
11. When do I pay for the rental license?
12. I don't have an existing rental license, but am renting out my property. What do I do?
13. What if I rent a property without a license?
14. How do I get licensed?
15. Will my rental require an inspection?
16. What will the inspector be looking for?
17. How long does an inspection take?
18. Will I be fined if I have a code violation?
19. How long will I have to fix any violations?
20. Can I repair a known issue before an inspection?
21. Will I have to pay for subsequent inspections if I have code violations?
22. What happens after I submit my rental license application and fee?
23. What if I don't remedy my violations by the time specified?
24. Is mandatory training required for rental licenses?
25. Will I be required to complete any Minnesota Crime Free Multi-Housing training?
26. Who do I contact with questions about the rental licensing ordinance?