Renter notification requirements

Information on the various renter notification requirements issued by the City of Minneapolis.

Rental license certificate

The rental license certificate must be posted in the common area adjoining the front or main entrance of the building. If there isn't a common area in the front of the building, they should be posted at or near the entrance of each unit. If it's a condo unit in a building with five or more units, you do not need to post the poster and certificate, but you must provide a copy of each to your tenants.

Who to Call poster

The Who to Call poster must be posted in the common area adjoining the front or main entrance of the building. If there isn't a common area in the front of the building, they should be posted at or near the entrance of each unit. If it's a condo unit in a building with five or more units, you do not need to post the poster and certificate, but you must provide a copy of each to your tenants.

Printable Who to Call posters

Lead disclosure

There are federal, state, and local requirements to notify tenants about lead at rental properties, and in particular at properties built before 1978. 

South Minneapolis arsenic contamination zone

Arsenic contamination was discovered around the site of the former CMC Heartland Lite Yard plant by health agencies who suspected that wind might have blown dust from the site into surrounding neighborhoods. Several companies produced pesticides at the site from 1938 to 1968. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted extensive testing on properties surrounding the plant, confirming the contamination, and a South Minneapolis Arsenic Contamination Zone was established. The plant was located on five acres at the northwest corner of the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue & 28th Street East.

All residential properties, schools, daycares, and parks within a .75 mile radius of the plant site have been sampled to determine the extent of contamination, unless access was denied by the owner.

Arsenic Disclosure Letter

Southeast Como trichloroethyelene (TCE) contamination zone

A source of potential trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination has been identified in the Southeast Como neighborhood where waste disposal activities were located at a site owned and operated by General Mills from about 1930 to 1977. From the 1940s to the early 1960s, solvents were disposed of in a soil absorption pit located in the southeast portion of the property at 2010 East Hennepin Avenue. Subsequent discovery of TCE, a commonly-used solvent and degreaser, led to extensive cleanup activities in the area. Some of the groundwater in the area is contaminated and could release vapors that can rise through the soil and seep through basement and foundation cracks into indoor air. This is known as "vapor intrusion."

The Minneapolis Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will be overseeing an investigation by General Mills. MPCA is requesting that property owners cooperate with General Mills and its contractors to allow soil vapor sampling in and around your home or building.

The East Hennepin property itself is currently a state and federal Superfund site. However, extensive groundwater testing over many years has shown that TCE concentrations have substantially decreased and the groundwater plume itself has stabilized. It no longer poses a risk to area drinking water supplies or to the Mississippi River.

TCE Disclosure Letter

Advance notice of building sale

Owners of naturally occurring affordable housing must give the City at least 60 days' notice before making their property available for purchase.

Naturally occurring affordable housing includes apartments with five or more units in which at least 20% of the units are affordable to households earning less than 60% of area median income

Pre-eviction filing notice

Before you can evict a renter for non-payment of rent, you must send them a pre-eviction filing notice. This notice must include what fees are due and contact information for who can take the payment.

You can't begin the eviction process until fourteen days after this notice is either mailed or hand delivered to the renter. After the fourteen days, you can start the eviction process if the total amount due isn't paid, or if they haven't moved from the property.

Pre-eviction Filing Notice Template 

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