Renter protections

We explain the City's rules for rental property owners. Know these rules to avoid citations or other penalties.

Other resources and information

Minnesota Multi-Housing Assocation

The City has partnered with the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, a trade association for rental property managers, to develop our policies.


HousingLink, an affordable housing information and resource organization, created a series of microtrainings to help rental property managers understand renter protections.

The New Rules for Rental Screening & Security Deposits: Owner's Guide

This detailed PDF walks through the specifics of the ordinances in English or Spanish.


The City has hosted a series of webinars to walk you through the details of the ordinance, the resources available to help implement changes, and how the City will oversee compliance.

You can watch a recording of a past webinar on the ordinance hosted by the City of Minneapolis, HousingLink, and Guardian Property Management.

You can also view a past webinar on renter screening hosted by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and the City of Minneapolis.

Sign up for text alerts

The City will work with our partners in the community throughout the Spring to develop a plan for enforcing these policies. Sign up for rental licensing text alerts to get more information as it becomes available.

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