Planning and Development Services administers a rental housing program for the city of Willmar. The Building Inspector inspects and certifies rental properties that meet the minimum standards as spelled out in the rental property ordinance. Properties are inspected every three years and must be enrolled by the property owner and have a local management or contact person.
To be in the rental program, a rental license application must be completed for each rental property or renewed if already in the program. The rental inspection program has an inspection plan that is outlined and followed for all inspections. Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities are specified by the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. Smoke alarms are required and have specific requirements.