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Data and Reports for Regulatory Services

With a new focus on metric-based, data-driven information to create informed policy decisions, the Department of Regulatory Services hopes to ensure the most efficient use of its resources while simultaneously offering residents with useful information aimed at engaging all its stakeholders in meaningful conversation based on critical data relevant to each area of the city. Formalized reports, interactive data tools, and presentations are just some of the great new features that will be available to the public.

Open Data Tools

Providing open data tools is part of the Regulatory Services commitment to provide regular, up-to-date content that the public requests frequently. Currently we have two open data tools available for use. More open data tools will be added in the future. Please use the table below to find out more about the open data tools and to visit them through the links provided.

Regulatory Services Violations

Regulatory Services Violations Dashboard - view a list of top violations and locations

Why does Regulatory Services work in this area?

To keep Minneapolis safe, healthy, and livable for all Regulatory Services inspectors enforce fire and housing violations of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances and State Fire Code. This helps protect residents and improve the livability of Minneapolis. Violations include: grass, safety, and fire alarms.

Why should you care about this information?

Knowing where Regulatory Services is working within the city provides you with a comprehensive look at conditions and our neighborhoods’ livability.

How can you use this information?

You can use this information to understand the violation history of a specific property, owner and whether violations remain open. As a neighbor, you could offer support to those by that may need assistance and as a resident can use the information to follow-up with the city on resolution. The tool also provides information on the most common violations and where in the city they take place, providing you with a big picture look at the city’s trends.

What else do you need to know about the information?

The information updates each morning to provide the previous day’s work, so it’s always one day behind. Only violations issued by Regulatory Services are listed. Information on other violations issued by other city departments like Business Licensing or follow-up actions for the violations we issue, like citations, are not included.

Active Rental Licenses

Active Rental Licenses Dashboard - view a list of rental license

Why does Regulatory Services work in this area?

To promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public and work toward eliminating substandard and deteriorating rental housing, the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances requires all rental property to be licensed. Regulatory Services oversees the licensing and inspection of rental housing to ensure living environments that contributes to healthful individual and family living.

Why should you care about this information? 

Residents living in unlicensed rental property may be living in substandard or unsafe conditions. Renters living in unlicensed units may not be aware of their rights and could be taken advantage of, as it is illegal to collect rent if a property isn’t licensed. Regulatory Services bases its inspection cycle on a property’s tier and if it isn’t licensed, we can’t inspect it. 

How can you use this information?

With nearly 25,000 active rental licenses, Regulatory Services appreciates your help in educating property owners, property managers, city residents, tenants and partners about the city’s rental licensing requirements. You can use this tool to look-up a specific property to confirm if it has an active rental license. You can learn about specific areas where there is a high concentration of rental licenses. 

What else do you need to know about the information?

This information updates weekly, but it is common for a property’s rental license to change from active to inactive and back again. Because rental licenses are issued to people and are non-transferable, this is most commonly seen when properties are sold. It is a property owner’s responsibility to close a rental license and if the license holder has not called to close the license, a property may be listed that is not actively being rented.  


We are committed to having a multi-faceted approach to using our resources effectively and outreaching to the larger community. Many of our reports are aimed at addressing and identifying the complex dynamics related to the work of this department. These reports are also used to make policy or procedural recommendations both internally throughout the enterprise as well as with our external partners.

2018 Snow Emergency Report (Coming Soon)

2017 Citywide, Ward, and Neighborhood Profiles

2016 Citywide, Ward, and Neighborhood Profiles

Interactive Mapping Applications

The Department of Regulatory Services has a new initiative to have interactive data available to the general public as well as provide tools and resources to our residents. These maps can be used to see general trends, to obtain specific property information, to learn more about what this department does or to find further resources and tools that are available.



Last updated Jun 21, 2019



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