COVID-19 InformationInformation and Updates for Community Members

Contact Information

4001 West River Parkway NW, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55901 
Phone: 507-328-2600
Fax: 507-328-2601

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts

Rental Housing

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COVID-19 Procedures (Updated 4/27/2020)
Landlord Public Safety Class

For new landlords

How to Register your property to receive a Rental Certificate:

1. Submit a Rental Property Certificate Application once the property is in your legal possession.

2. Pay the fees. 

3. Schedule an initial inspection.

4. Complete the Landlord Public Safety requirement with one of the three (3) options.

5. Become a registered landlord on Citizen Access. This will help you track your properties, and provides the option to pay your next biennial fees on line.


Residential Rental Fee Schedule

The biennial renewal/initial registration fee for rental properties will be $90.00 per structure plus $30.00 per unit for a 2 year rental certificate. There is a one time Zoning fee of $40 at the time of a new rental registration.



Rental Property Owners and Managers can now pay for fees on line.

It’s easy! First, sign up as a registered user on Citizen Access, search for your rental property, and click on the link to pay by credit card!

Also, be sure to take advantage of the collections options in Citizen Access to better manage all of your rental properties by grouping them. Click here to get started.



Housing Forms and Handouts

Rental Property Certificate Application

 Request for a Change of Management Company

 Rental Property Owner Update

 Rental Certificate Termination Request

 Sample Rental Lease Application

 Crime Free Lease Addendum

 Inspection Checklist

 Request for Extension of a Correction Order

 Request for Administrative Modification

 Request for Modification of Egress

 Non-Habitable Area Agreement

 Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

 Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards

 Carbon Monoxide Alarms

 Smoke Alarms


 Rental Housing Picture or Video Submission