Who is exempt from all or part of any Woodbury rental licensure requirements?
  • Individual dwelling units, not part of a rental complex, and occupied by an owner(s) and/or qualifying relative(s) that adhere to the definition of family.
  • Nursing homes, or portions thereof, as defined within Chapter 24 of the Woodbury City Code, licensed by the State of Minnesota. 
  • Residential property that has been sold on a contract for deed so long as the vendee occupies the property and the sale document used to memorialize the sale is a Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Blanks Form or is recorded with the Washington County Recorder's Office and a copy is provided to the City upon request.
  • Rental licensing fees do not apply to a dwelling unit owned by a member of the United States Armed Services who is on active duty and the property is rented to another person during the time of active duty. The owner must provide the City with a copy of the owner's current military orders and must occupy the property as the owner's primary residence when not on active duty.

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1. How has the City of Woodbury expanded the rental licensing program?
2. How did the decision to begin licensing single dwelling units come about?
3. Why does Woodbury need this program?
4. Do other cities have programs like this?
5. When does the expanded rental licensure program begin?
6. What is the annual single dwelling rental license fee?
7. How will I be able to apply and pay for my rental license?
8. Will the city be inspecting the interior of my single dwelling rental unit?
9. When should I be applying for a rental license?
10. What happens if a problem is found on an inspection?
11. I’m an individual landlord that lives out of state, how will I provide certification for my property?
12. What happens if a landlord does not obtain a license for a rental property?
13. Does the city respond to complaints from tenants?
14. Who is exempt from all or part of any Woodbury rental licensure requirements?
15. Is there an exemption available if you are a landlord that only owns a single rental property in Woodbury?
16. Are short-term rentals allowed?
17. Where can I go for additional information about the rental licensing program?