Rental Registration

The City of Alexandria’s “Rental Unit Registration & Inspection” ordinance became effective on January 1, 2000. This ordinance requires property owners who rent all or a portion of their residential property within the City to have their units registered with the City on an annual basis.

If you do own rental property within the City of Alexandria, please go to the City of Alexandria’s website and click on the “Rental Registration Form” located on our main page (also at the bottom of this page). Complete one rental registration form for each rental property you own and return it along with the registration fee to:

Alexandria City Hall
ATTN: Brenda
704 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

The annual registration fee schedule is as follows:

  • Seven (7) or fewer rental units on a single site: $20.00/per unit
  • Eight (8) or more rental units on a single site: $15.00/per unit
  • Units that are currently eligible for HUD Section 8 or IRS 4D occupancy based on a current certificate: $7.50/per unit

The rental registration program provides a way to identify and quantify rental units within the City to help ensure that rental properties are properly and safely maintained. Another useful resource is Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities prepared by the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.

Required to Register Any property owner that rents any portion of their property as living quarters is required to register, including property occupied by the owner with rooms rented to unrelated boarders.

  • Please use one form per rental address as all addresses are linked to their parcel identification numbers.
  • Note that previous registration of a rental unit or units does not confer continuous rights to renewal. This is an annual renewal process which runs each calendar year of January 1st through December 31st.
  • If you no longer are renting a property, please complete the non-rental certification and sign off on the bottom as indicated. The property will then be removed from the master list.
  • Note that the granting of a registration certificate is not a certification of zoning compliance.

Landlords and Tenants – State of Minnesota information Rights and Responsibilities


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