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Rental licenses

A rental license is required for any non-owner occupied unit, including relative homesteaded properties. This consists of one and two single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and multifamily properties. View the rental license application packet.

Contact Ann Boettcher, inspection services manager at 952.924.2504 or aboettcher@stlouispark.org with questions.

Crime-free/drug-free rental housing program

The crime-free/drug-free rental housing ordinance took effect in 2008 in response to concerns from residents who lived in or adjacent to rental properties experiencing disorderly or criminal activity. The purpose of the proposed ordinance was to enhance the rental business licensing section of the city code to assist in reducing crime and improving the quality of life within the community.

Crime-free, drug-free rental housing ordinance workgroup

The city council has selected 13 applicants for the crime-free, drug-free rental housing ordinance workgroup. The workgroup will conduct a comprehensive review and analyze the ordinance to determine its effectiveness, identify any concerns and report their outcomes to the city council.

4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program

St. Louis Park’s 4d affordable housing incentive program was established to help preserve affordable homes in the city. It gives apartment building owners property tax reductions if they agree to keep 20 percent or more of their rental units affordable. The program also helps owners make energy efficient and safety improvements through financial grants.

St. Louis Park Area Rental Coalition

St. Louis Park Area Rental Coalition's (SPARC) mission is to provide a community-wide forum that promotes effective management practices and quality rental housing in St. Louis Park. This is a valuable networking opportunity for rental owners, managers and city staff. 

The coalition meets quarterly. Any information on upcoming meetings can be found below.

For more information, contact Marney Olson, assistant housing supervisor, at 952.924.2196 or molson@stlouispark.org.  

Additional resources

HousingLink
HousingLink is Minnesota's primary source for affordable housing-related openings and information. It’s also used by landlords and property managers to advertise their rental housing openings for free. 
Minnesota Multi Housing Association
The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) promotes high standards in the development, management and maintenance of rental and owner-occupied multi housing. It offers members products, such as renter lease agreements, and education to fit the needs of rental property owners and management companies.