Tenant Notification Ordinance

Background 

On September 20, 2021, the Roseville Economic Development Authority (EDA) issued instructions to create a Tenant Notification ordinance, modeled after similar ordinances used in the cities of New Brighton and Brooklyn Park. 

The purpose of a Tenant Notification ordinance is to provide housing stability, protection, and notification measures to tenants of rental housing during a period of ownership change. The draft ordinance would require a new owner to pay relocation benefits if the owner takes certain actions during a required three-month notification period and a tenant must move as a result of the new owner’s actions. Roseville’s draft ordinance would also require advance notice to the City before a rental property affordable to lower income households becomes available for sale so that it can make such information available to parties interested in purchasing the property with a goal of keeping rents affordable to lower income households.

These ordinances have requirements for mandatory relocation assistance if a new owner makes changes to the terms of a tenant's rental agreement within the 90-day notice period. These ordinances may also provide an avenue for the City to intervene to help keep rents affordable. A Tenant Notification ordinance would only apply to licensed rental properties (buildings of 5 or more units), as it is the only practical way to enforce the requirements. 

Process 

Roseville staff engaged with renters, licensed multi-family property owners and managers, and housing advocates in August and September 2022.  The draft ordinance, including feedback from engagement meetings, will be presented to the City Council during a work session to be held on October 17, 2022.

Documents

Draft Tenant Notification Ordinance (PDF)

Additional Resources

Learn about Roseville's Fair Housing Policy and organizations offering renter assistance
Rental Registration and Licensing

Contact

Additional inquiries and/or questions can be directed to Community Development Director Janice Gundlach by email at janice.gundlach@cityofroseville.com or by phone at 651-792-7071.