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).

Ordinance 815

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.

Application Process

You may pick up an application at Wayzata City Hall or apply online on our Permits and Licensing page.

  1. What is a Rental Dwelling License?

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. 

  1. How do I renew my rental license?
  1. What happens next?
  1. How can I prepare for an inspection?
  1. When is a license required?