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Rental Housing

Rental License Requirements:

  • Rental Licenses are required for all non-owner occupied dwellings.
  • Licenses are issued biennially.
  • License fees for single-family, townhomes, twin homes, and duplexes are $180 per unit every two years.
  • All rental property owners are required to submit a public criminal history report from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension with the rental license application and payment. Information regarding the criminal history report can be obtained from the MN BCA web site.
  • Minnesota Crime Free Lease Addendum will be required to be signed by all tenants. If an existing lease agreement does not include this addendum, it will be required at the next lease term.
  • Rental licenses are not required for accessory apartments.
  • Rental inspections are required to be conducted when the license fees are due.
  • Rental license fees and inspections for multi-family apartments are due annually.
  • For more information on Cottage Grove's rental license program, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at 651-458-2876 or sdrewry@cottagegrovemn.gov.
  • Rental License Application (valid for single family homes, twinhomes, and multi-unit dwellings)
  • Rental Licensing Inspection Checklist