Rental Licensing

2016 Ordinance Changes

The primary changes are as follows:

1) MetCouncil Inflow and Infiltration Compliance Program, all rental properties must complete a sewer connection inspection and make any necessary repairs.
Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as the guiding document for all rental inspections. 
3) Elimination of the third party inspection process and implementation of a new in-house city inspection process.
Elimination of the Alternative Inspection Reports, with the exception of the HUD, Housing Choice Voucher inspection reports.
Implementation of mandatory Phase I: Management/Owner Training.
Implementation of a Tiered Fee System.
Changing the license term to a rolling calendar.  You will be notified as to your specific license term in advance.

For more detail on the above changes, please click on the top tab on the left-hand side of this page titled "Approved Rental Ordinance Changes".


Rental Application:
New/Renewal Rental Application

2017 Renewal Calendar:
Renewal Calendar

Inspection Calendar:
2017-2020 Inspection Calendar

Rental Inspection Checklist:

Rental License Inspection Form

Rental Inspection Cheat Sheet*:
Pre-Inspection Checklist
*Note - This checklist is not all inclusive and is intended to serve as an additional resource in addition to the IPMC Manual. 

Mandatory Phase I: Management/Owner Training:
Link to the International Property Maintenance Code:
International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

Inspection Fees:
Rental Inspection Fee Schedule

Links to the approved Ordinances:
Rental Dwelling Ordinance
Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code

Please contact City Staff if you have any questions regarding the approved ordinance changes (651-552-4144) or regarding the IPMC/new inspection process (651-552-4136).

  1. Approved Rental Ordinance Changes

    The City Council approved ordinance changes on September 14, 2015. Information regarding these changes can be found here.

  2. Rental License Application & Density Map

    Apply for a rental license in West St. Paul.

  3. STAR Program

    The STAR program (Safer Tenants and Rentals) works to build a better community through partnerships.

  4. Rental Licensing Program Overview

  5. Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

  6. Rental Renewal Schedule

  7. Crime Free Training