Housing Information

  1. Rental Housing License
  2. Healthy Mix of Housing
  3.      Housing Resources For Residents
  4. Current Development Map

Rental Housing License 


The City of Inver Grove Heights has a rental licensing ordinance which requires all rental property owners (including apartments, townhomes, and single family residences that are being rented) to obtain a rental license every two years. The purpose of the ordinance is to assure property maintenance of structures so as to preserve neighborhood stability, protect the quality of existing rental housing stock, and maintain property values. The ordinance provides for basic safety and living standards for rentals. Rental property owners will also have to comply with the International Property Maintenance CodeThat code provides minimum standards for building maintenance, property maintenance, light, ventilation, pests, garbage collection, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire safety. 

License Fees

  • Single-Family and Townhome: $50
  • All other rentals: $150 per building plus $15 per unit
  • Investigation (internal City use, NOT BCA Background): $25 per license


Inspections can be performed upon request. Here are some issues that may result in a city inspection:

  • Leaky plumbing
  • Missing smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inoperable doors or windows


For questions regarding the ordinance, rental property code, licensing process or to request an inspection, please email Mary Lein or call 651-450-2552.

Resources for Landlords

  • Landlords and Tenants Rights and Responsibilities Per the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office: The rights and duties of landlords and tenants in Minnesota are spelled out in federal law, states statutes, 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. To obtain the guidebook to Landlords and Tenants Rights and Responsibilities, please visit www.ag.state.mn.us/Consumer/Handbooks/LT/default.asp or contact the Minnesota State Attorney General’s Office at 651-296-3333 (TTY: 651-297-7206).
  • The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA): MHA is a state-wide nonprofit trade organization. With nearly 2,100 members representing more than 250,000 housing units throughout Minnesota, MHA is the voice of the state's multi housing industry. www.mmha.com.