Rental Inspections Program

Rental Property Registration

All residential rental properties are required to be registered, licensed and inspected by the City of Faribault.

If you need to get in touch with a member of the rental division, please send an email to

Please note that any change of ownership requires a new rental application, license fee, and inspect

July 2022: The City’s Rental Licensing Ordinance has been updated and housing providers are no longer required to conduct criminal background checks on rental applicants, but it is still recommended by the City.

In addition, the occupancy limitations have been clarified. The revisions to the Ordinance confirm, regardless of the size of a rental unit, the occupancy limitation is no less than two times the number of legal bedrooms plus one, and occupants under the age of two years are not counted.

See below updated documents.

Rental Application Materials

Sample Rental Inspection Checklist (for informational purposes only - please refer to IPMC for specific requirements)

Additional Resources

Crime Free Housing Coordinator

Sergeant Brandon Gliem is the designated Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) coordinator for the Police Department. He works with rental owners, managers, and residents of multi-housing communities, apartments and townhouses on livability and safety issues. If you have questions about CFMH or you would like more information about police calls for service to particular rental communities here in Faribault, contact Sergeant Brandon Gliem at 507-334-0947 or by email.

Training Opportunities

All owners or managers or 1 or more rental units in Faribault must have CFMH Phase I certification prior to rental license renewal. The only proof of certification accepted is a valid CFMH Phase I certificate. If you have lost your certificate, you must contact the agency where you took your class for a replacement.
The Faribault Police Department will hold CFMH classes periodically throughout the year. Our CFMH classes are open to all rental property managers, owners, and employees. 

CFMH Phase I training  - TBA
If you need to attend a CFMH class prior to a scheduled class here in Faribault, other communities around Minnesota do sponsor CFMH trainings. To find an updated list of trainings in different cities, go to the Minnesota Crime Prevention website. If you would like to attend a CFMH class in another city, you must register directly with the host city.



The following publications are good resources for rental owners, managers, and residents.


Updated training manuals and forms will be posted shortly.