Rental Housing Ordinance

The Rental Housing Ordinance was designed to inspect all residential rental properties within the City of Delano on a routine and comprehensive basis to assure the overall quality of the rental unit meets the requirements of the Minnesota Health and Safety Codes. Each rental property is required to be registered with the program.

Rental Housing Application
Fact Sheet
Inspection Guide

 

APPROVED ORDINANCES:
Rental Housing Code (Updated July, 2019)
Short-Term Rental Housing Code (Updated July, 2019)


TIERED LICENSING MODEL

The Tiered Licensing Model is to reward rental property owners who are compliant and responsive to the Rental Housing Program. The Model is built around a set of criteria regarding the applicant’s adhere to the Rental Program’s process and the quality of rental properties upon inspection. The Model is structured to assign each rental property to on of two Tiers throughout the licensing period. Tier 1 properties meet all process and quality requirements, while Tier 2 properties fail to meet one or more of the Tiered Licensing Criteria listed below:

Process Requirements
1.  Meets all application and fee deadlines
2.  Inspections scheduled in a timely manner
3.  Compliant with license suspension, revocation and non-renewal policies 
4.  Operates dwelling property with a valid license
 
Quality Requirements
5.  All corrections identified are corrected within the ordered timeline
6.  All verified tenant complaints comply with housing inspection orders
7.  All life safety requirements are met during each inspection
 
Licensing Renewal Terms by Tier
Tier 1: Properties renewed every four (4) years
Tier 2: Properties renewed every two (2) years

 

DISTRIBUTION OF RENTAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS:

Rental Property List (Dated September, 2019) and Class 

 

 

LICENSING AND INSPECTION PROCESS TIMELINE:

LANDLORDS AND TENANTS: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The rights and duties of landlords and tenants in Minnesota are stated within federal law, state statutes and local ordinances, safety and housing codes, common law, contract law and a number of court decisions. These responsibilities can vary from place to place around the state. Certain rights and duties apply to landlords and tenants everywhere in Minnesota.
Click here to download a handbook for an explanation of these rights.


Staff Contact:

Paula Bauman | Administrative Services Coordinator | 763-972-4420
Scott Dornfeld  | Building Official | 763-972-0532
Greg Hamman | Building Inspector