The focus of the Rental Licensing and Inspection Program is to maintain the quality and stability of rental dwelling units which will preserve the value of land and buildings throughout Bloomington. Rental housing conditions that adversely affect or are likely to adversely affect the life, safety, general welfare and health of renters can be corrected and prevented by enforcing minimum standards within the city.
The Rental Housing program licenses many types of rental dwelling units including:
Multi-family buildings and units
Accessory dwelling units
Environmental Health Inspectors annually inspect both the interior and exterior of all rental dwellings within Bloomington. They also respond to complaints concerning rental properties and systematically inspect the exterior of rental units throughout the year. In addition, at least 10% of all multifamily dwelling units are inspected each year.
You may submit the completed application and fee payment one of three ways:
Mail the application with payment to: Bloomington Business Licensing, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the Business Licensing Department at 952-563-8728 to pay for the associated fee with a credit card over the telephone.
Drop off the application in person at the City Clerk counter on the first floor of Bloomington Civic Plaza (1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431).
Step 2. Schedule a Rental Inspection with the Environmental Health Division
After your application is processed and reviewed, you will be contacted by Environmental Health notifying you to schedule an inspection. To schedule, please call 952-563-8934 or email email@example.com.
Note: Non-functioning smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms will result in a failed inspection.
Here are some information sheets to reference before your inspection: