All rental properties must be licensed by the City of Coon Rapids before tenants move in to the unit – including single family homes.
The rental licensing process, from City staff receiving the application to the license being issued, is approximately 4 to 6 weeks (we allow 2 weeks for background check processing before scheduling the inspection, and the inspection schedule fills quickly).
Submit a completed application, in person, at City Hall.
Submit one background check form for each owner. A photocopy of a government issued identification is required for each background check.
Submit a copy of the Crime Free Multi-Housing course certificate of completion or proof of registration for a Crime Free Multi-Housing course.
Pay applicable licensing fees.
Pass a property inspection which will be scheduled after the application has been submitted in full.
The rental license must be renewed each year. A property inspection will be scheduled on a 1, 2, or 3 year cycle based on inspection results.
October 2021 - Learn more about renters’ rights and landlords’ options in Minnesota during the end of the state and federal eviction moratoriums. If you are a renter or a landlord in Minnesota and you have a question about your specific housing situation click here.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Fire, smoke and carbon monoxide can be devastating and deadly, and it is your responsibility to protect your renters and property. One of the most common reasons a property fails a rental inspection is due to incorrectly placed, missing, insufficient or inoperable smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Here, you will find a handout to ensure that your property is properly fitted with approved smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and that they are properly placed/installed.