License reinstatement

A rental license can be reinstated by the City of Minneapolis after meeting certain conditions.

Reinstatement process

If a property has had a rental license revoked by the City of Minneapolis, it can be reinstated. Depending on the situation, City code requires a certain amount of time to pass, and then the property owner must meet several conditions.

Waiting period

If a person has had a single rental license revoked, they must wait three years before applying for any new rental licenses.

If a person has had two or more rental licenses revoked, they must wait five years before reapplying for rental licenses.

Requirements & fees

Once this period has passed, or if there's a new owner of the property, they must meet these requirements:

  • Attendance at an approved rental property management course within one year of reapplication
  • Completion of a Rental Property Management Plan
  • The property must have no unpaid administrative citations or special assessments
  • The property's taxes must be current
  • The property must pass a rental license inspection or have a recent certificate of code compliance
  • If the person applying for reinstatement had an interest in the rental license when it was revoked, there's a $3000.00 reinstatement fee. If there's a new owner, there's a $1000.00 reinstatement fee.

Council approval

Once the applicant meets these conditions, the Minneapolis City Council will consider the reinstatement. If approved by the City Council, Finance & Commerce will publish the reinstatement. After Finance & Commerce publishes the reinstatement, the applicant must submit a rental license application and fees.

There can't be renters at the property until the rental license has been issued.

Contact us

Inspections Services Division

Regulatory Services





Public Service Building
505 S. Fourth Ave., Room 510B
Minneapolis, MN 55415