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Rental Licensing
Rental Licensing 

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


Renewal: License applications are due two months prior to license expiration.

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

Applications and renewals may be mailed to City Hall, but renewals can also be done online:
  1. Complete the application form 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)
  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 

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

Additional Requirements:
  • Proactive inspection of all rental properties for building and fire code compliance every three years
  • Proactive 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
  • Annual fees for all rental property licenses cover the costs of proactive building maintenance inspections
  • 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


100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337

Ph: 952-895-4440
Fax: 952-895-4512

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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Rental owners may apply for RENEWAL of rental licenses only

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