- Building Inspection
- Rental Licenses
The City of Wayzata administers a rental dwelling licensing program. This program helps to ensure that all rental dwelling units meet minimum standards to protect public health, safety, and welfare.
Rental property owners or a designated manger must also complete the Minnesota Crime Free Multi-Housing Phase I class (PDF).
On March 6, 2012, the Wayzata City Council amended Ordinance number 815, which requires all premises rented in whole or in part as a dwelling unit to be licensed annually. This includes all apartment complexes, single family homes, condominiums with private entrances, town homes, duplexes, owner occupied duplexes, and guest and caretaker houses. Rental dwelling units must meet the requirements of Wayzata City Code Chapter 803 regarding property maintenance.
You may pick up an application at Wayzata City Hall or apply online on our Permits and Licensing page.
The rental dwelling license is a document required by the City of Wayzata for all rental dwellings, single through multifamily. The license verifies that the property is registered for occupancy and has met the minimum requirements set forth by the City for rental units. The major requirement for licensing is that the property is inspected for health and safety concerns and that all corrections are completed.
The City will mail a Rental Dwelling License Renewal Application to the property owner or responsible party at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the license. The application form and supporting documents must be completed and returned to the City along with payment of the appropriate license fee 60 days prior to the expiration date of the license (April 1 of each year).
Once the completed application form and license fee have been received, the City will contact the property owner or responsible party to arrange for an inspection of the property. You may also contact the inspections department to schedule an inspection to ensure a convenient time. For renewals, an inspection must be made 30 days prior to the expiration date of the current license.
The City will contact the property owner or designated agent to arrange for an inspection of the property. Once the inspection has been made and no violations have been found, the City will issue the Rental Dwelling License. If violations have been found, typically 20 to 30 days is given to correct the violation depending on the severity.
Violations that are considered a life safety issue are given 48 hours. An extension of time may be given on a case by case basis if the City’s compliance officer is notified in writing for the request 15 days prior to the re-inspection date. At that time, the City will issue a provisional license allowing for the correction of deficiencies. Upon completion, the City shall re-inspect the property. Once all violations have been properly corrected, the City will issue the Rental Dwelling License.
Prior to inspection, landlords should review the Rental License Preinspection Checklist. Rental License Preinspection Checklist (PDF)
A rental dwelling license must be obtained prior to operating (charging rent or other form of compensation) any rental dwelling having 1 or more living units including apartment buildings. A Rental Dwelling License is valid from the effective date of the license and expires on April 1 of each year.