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Environmental Health Division


Rental Housing Licensing and Inspection Program

Rental Housing Code Proposed Updates

The Bloomington City Council adopted the proposed  changes to the Rental Housing Code at their regular meeting on April 25, 2022. These changes are effective on May 5th upon publication. 

The changes include: 

  • Updated definitions
  • Adopt 2021 International Property Maintenance Code
  • All non-owner occupied state-licensed or registered group homes/housing need a city rental license
  • Update rental licensing procedures & reinspection fees
  • Rental occupancy standard based only on space; no longer limited to 4 unrelated persons
  • 60-day limit to pass pre-license inspection after submitting application & license fee  
  • Repeal of crime-free provisions

View the adopted changes to the housing code below: 

Rental Housing Code Adopted Changes (4/25/22)

Questions? Call the Environmental Health Division at or call 952-563-8934. 

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:

  • Single-family homes
  • Townhouses
  • Condominiums
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-family buildings and units
  • Group Housing
  • 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.

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