Renewing a Rental License

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Renewing a Rental License

The City of Columbia Heights has a moratorium on new rental licenses for single-family residential homes. Information on the interim ordinance can be found here

New Rental Properties please read "Applying for a New Rental License".
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Property Interest Disclosure
All License Applicants/Owners are required to submit property interest disclosure documentation showing their interest in any other rental properties in the city. If changes in ownership interest change within the licensing period, this document needs to be updated and submitted to the inspection office.

Renewal Rental Property Licenses are good for a one-year period. Renewal notices are sent out 30 to 45 days prior to the license expiration.

Prior to the license expiration date, the following must be completed and submitted:

  1. Renewal application, supplemental information, and property interest disclosure.
  2. Fees
  3. Required inspections must be completed PRIOR to the expiration of the license

Licenses that fail to have any of the above in by the expiration date will be charged a $150 late fee and the license will be presented to the City Council for revocation.

Rental Property Owners that have had two or more licenses revoked will be ineligible to hold or have an interest in a rental license for five years.


 Item Description  Fee
  Rental Property License 1 through 3 units   $300 per building
  Rental Property License over 3 units   $250 per building plus $22 per unit
  Family Exempt Rental License   $75 per building
  Rental License Transfer Fee   $50
  Licensing Late Fee   $150
  Reinspection Fee   $150
  Immediate Abatement Fee   $75
  Immediate Abatement with Search Warrant   $125
  Council-Approved Abatement Fee   $250
  Reinstatement Fee after revocation   Five (5) times the Rental License fee
  Fees subject to change.  

Blank Rental License Application
Property Interest Disclosure  **NEW REQUIREMENT**
Blank Rental License  Transfer Application
Affidavit of Non-Rental
Affidavit of Family Exemption