Reporting a Housing Concern

Rights and responsibilities

To obtain a rental license for any new or existing residential property, property owners must comply with the Rental Housing Code, Chapter 14, Businesses.

View the Rental Housing Code Chapter 14, Businesses

The property owner is responsible for:

  • Obtaining the rental license
  • Maintaining the property
  • Managing the tenants
  • Providing parking for tenants with vehicles

Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)

Derechos y Responsabilidades de Dueños e Inquilinos (PDF)

Reporting a concern or complaint

If a tenant has concerns regarding the rental property and its compliance to the rental housing code:

  1. Work with the property owner or landlord to resolve the situation.
  2. If this does not produce results in a reasonable time, please contact the city Building Inspections office for assistance.
  1. Building Inspections

    Physical Address
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057


    Fax: 507-645-3055


    Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    If you need service outside of these hours, feel free to contact Building Official Mike Morehouse, 507-645-3021