Rental Housing

The Rental Housing program was designed to inspect all residential rental properties within the City of Delano on a routine and comprehensive basis to ensure the overall quality of the rental unit(s) meets the Minnesota Health and Safety Codes requirements. Each rental is required to be registered with the program.  

Rental Housing Application

The Tiered Licensing Model is to reward rental property owners who are compliant and responsive to the Rental Housing Program. The model is built around a set of criteria regarding the applicant's adherence to the Rental Program's process and the quality of rental properties upon inspection. The model is structured to assign each rental property to one of two tiers through the licensing period. Tier 1 properties meet all process and quality requirements, while Tier 2 properties fail to meet one or more of the tiered licensing criteria listed below: 

Process Requirements

  1. Meets all application and fee deadlines
  2. Inspections scheduled in a timely manner
  3. Compliant with license suspension, revocation and non-renewal policies
  4. Operates dwelling property with a valid license

Quality Requirements

  1. All corrections identified are corrected within the ordered timeline
  2. All verified tenant complaints comply with housing inspection orders
  3. All life safety requirements are met during each inspection

Licensing Renewal Terms by Tier

Tier 1: Properties renewed every four (4) years
Tier 2: Properties renewed every two (2) years

Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

The rights and duties of landlords and tenants in Minnesota are stated within federal law, state statutes and local ordinances, safety and housing codes, common law, contract law, and a number of court decisions. These responsibilities can vary from place to place around the state. Certain rights and duties apply to landlords and tenants everywhere in Minnesota.

Click here to download a handbook for an explanation of these rights