During an inspection at a Brooklyn Park side-by-side I manage, the inspector told me about some Brooklyn Park occupancy laws that I would like to share with other owners/landlords. These laws are:
- An unlimited number of family members. This can be cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas, etc.
- If not related only 1 person per bedroom.
Minneapolis has similar occupancy laws and they are:
- The same unlimited amount of family members.
- Family members and non related family members not to exceed 5 people. So Minneapolis allows 1 additional person compared to Brooklyn Park.
This inspector also told me that if a property is over occupied a rental license can’t be issued.
I went to Brooklyn Park City Hall to get more information about this, and was told that even though it’s legal to allow a family with 10 kids, it’s the owner/ landlord’s decision whether or not to rent to that large of a family due to wear and tear.
I find this occupancy law concerning family quite surprising, but I’m relieved to know that it’s the owner/landlord’s decision to rent to large families, and not mandatory because their family.
I hope you find this information helpful.