In Minneapolis, the maximum occupancy of dwelling units is regulated by the zoning code. An intentional community allows for some flexibility in the occupancy limit, letting groups of individuals exceed the zoning maximum if they meet additional requirements.
The intentional community:
- Must complete the below registration application for review and approval by the City of Minneapolis
- Must provide a representative member for contact purposes
- Must comply with all provisions of the Code of Ordinances involving noisy and unruly assemblies, and other regulations protecting public health and safety
- If applicable, must include a cooperative registration number or other legal documentation establishing the intentional community and/or a copy of any lease agreement
- A dwelling unit where the occupants act as separate roomers (i.e. a rooming house) will not be considered an intentional community
Rental properties may be operated as intentional communities, but note that landlords are limited to a single intentional community, and must not operate any Tier II or Tier III rental properties in the City of Minneapolis.
For more information, please refer to Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 244.820, or call 612-673-3000.
You may fill out the application electronically, but it does need to be submitted in person at the Minneapolis Development Review counter. Staff is available to notarize the application.
Please review the application and the instructions carefully.
Last updated Jan 3, 2017