Local Policy: Heat

If you have a question about the requirements for heat in your city and/or what rights you have to enforce a city code or a state law, call our tenant hotline:

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The information here is merely a basic paraphrase of local codes & ordinances, most recently updated in June 2015.  It is meant to be used as a reference, not as legal advice or a substitute for the full and complete statute.  Before taking action, we recommend that you call your local city hall to confirm that the heat code information here is current and accurate, as well as to inquire about what method of enforcement the city and/or you as a renter can take to ensure your rights are not violated.
City staff–We do our best to keep these ordinances updated, but if you’re aware of any recent changes to your city code please let us know!

Does your landlord have to keep your apartment warm?

State Law

There is no Minnesota law requiring a landlord to maintain a specific temperature for their tenants.  However, some state laws offer tenants a few options.  Minnesota Statute § 504B.161 requires that every landlord of residential premises, whether the lease is in writing or oral, do the following:

  1. keep the premises and all common areas fit for the use intended by the parties;
  2. keep the premises in reasonable repair during the term of the lease or license;
  3. maintain the premises in compliance with the applicable health and safety laws of the state.

Additionally, Minnesota Statute § 504B.381 allows a tenant to file an ETRA (Emergency Tenant Remedies Action) with the courts for the loss of running water, hot water, heat, electricity, sanitary facilities, or other essential services or facilities that the landlord is responsible for providing.

Local Ordinances

For tenants in some cities, local ordinances may provide additional protections.  HOME Line researched what local governments for cities with a population over 5,000 did with respect to heat of residential buildings.  Information was either found online or city officials were contacted directly. This research was completed in June 2015. Some of this information MAY BE OUT-OF-DATE. Call the city and/or contact HOME Line for advice in your situation.

City Heat Code Paraphrased Heat Code Citation Main Phone
Albert Lea Heating facilities must be capable of safely and adequately maintaining at least 70 degrees F when the outdoor temperature is as low as 20 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor. Sec. 34-58 (5) 507-377-4340
Alexandria They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 501. Subd. 1 Adoption of Minnesota State Building Code 320-763-6678
Andover When the outdoor temperature is no colder than 16 degrees below zero, heat should be at least 68 degrees (measured 3 feet from the floor). Heating system must be capable of safely heating the unit to at least 68 degrees during this time. Title 9, Chapter 9: Section 4, Part I & Section 10, Part A 763.755.8700
Anoka If it is between -20 degrees F and 60 degrees F, a temperature of at least 70 degrees F should be maintained. Temperature is measured at floor level. 18-122(k) 763-576-2715
Apple Valley They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. § 150.01 (952) 953-2570
Arden Hills From 9/30 to 5/1 the temperature in habitable rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms should be no less than 68 degrees F.  In areas where the average monthly temp is above 30 degrees, a minimum temp of 65 is required. 1400.06, subdivision 2, parts B & C 651-792-7813
Austin They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 4.01 507-437-9951
Baxter From 9/30 to 5/1 the temperature must be at least 70 degrees F from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm. At all other times the temperature must be at least 60 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 9-6-5 (L)  2-5 218-454-5100
Bemidji A temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 65 degrees F indoors should be maintained.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Chapter 10, Sec 10-6, adoption of IPMC 602.3 218.759.3596
Big Lake They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 900.01 763-263-5440
Blaine Buildings must have a heating system that is capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F when the outside temp is 20 degrees below zero or colder. Temperature is measured 36 inches above the floor. 18-341 763-784-6170
Bloomington Must maintain a temperature of at least 68 degrees F in all habitable rooms. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor in the center of the room. City Code Aritcle VIII, Sec. 14.580 (g) 952-563-8934
Brainerd The owner or operator shall furnish heat capable of at least 68 degrees to the occupants thereof whenever the outside temperature is 60 degrees Fahrenheit or below for any continuous twenty-four-hour period. Article IV, Section 425.430 218-828-2309
Brooklyn Center When heat is supplied by the landlord, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F must be maintained from 9/1 to 5/31. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. All residential buildings must have heating equipment capable of safely maintaining at least 68 degrees F. Chapter 12, Sections 12-313 & 12-601 (763) 569-3473
Brooklyn Park From 9/15 to 5/15 the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F in all habitable rooms and bathrooms. Chapter 106, Section 106.02 Z, adoption of IPMC 602.3 763-493-8072
Buffalo They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 4.01 763-479-1720
Burnsville From 10/1 to 5/1 the temperature must be at least 65 degrees F. If it is abnormally cold the and the heating facilities are working to their full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum shall not be required. 4-8-6-2 C 952-895-4466
Cambridge The temperature must be at least 70 degrees F unless it is below minus 20 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 97.08 (E) 763-552-3208
Champlin From October to May, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 65 degrees F indoors should be maintained.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Champlin City Code, Chapter 106, Article IV, Sections 106-71 to 106-72 (adopting 2006 IPMC 602.3 and amending to cover October to May) 763-923-7196
Chaska From September 1 to June 1, the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining a minimum of 70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor and 36 inches from any wall. Division 2 Section 51 d 4 952-227-7531
Cloquet A minimum temperature of 70 degrees F shall be maintained in all habitable rooms and toilet rooms when the outdoor temperature is minus 10 degrees F. Chapter 10, 10.3.05 (218) 879-2507
Columbia Heights From 10/1 to 5/1 the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. § 5A.210 (763) 706-8156
Coon Rapids From October through May the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 12-306(6) 763-767-6470
Corcoran They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 40.01 763-479-1720.
Cottage Grove The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 70 degrees F.Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 9-7-6, E 651-458-2800
Crookston Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of at least 70 degrees F in all habitable rooms. Temperature should be measured 3 feet above the ground. IPMC 602.3 (called) 218-281-1232
Crystal From September 1 to June 1, a temp of 68 degrees F should be maintained. If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. 425.05, Subd 2p, adoption of IPMC 602.3 763-531-1143
Deephaven They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 1100.01 subd. 1 952-474-4755
Detroit Lakes Every dwelling shall have heating facilities capable of maintaining 70 degrees during ordinary minimum winter conditions (15 degrees above lowest recorded winter temperature). Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor. 1002.06 (5)  (218) 841-2187
Eagan They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 4.01 (651) 675-5675
East Bethel From September 15 to May 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F shall be maintained. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is operating at its full capacity, then the maintenance of a minimum shall not be required. Sec. 14-271, (y) Adoption of IPMC (763) 367-7844
East Grand Forks Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of  at least 70 degrees F at a height of 3 feet above the floor. NA (218) 773-2208
Eden Prairie Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. Heat shall be supplied from September 15 to May 15. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is operating at its full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor. Chapter 9, Section 9.11, Subd. 7 A 952-949-8547 (Fire and Rental Housing Inspections)
Edina The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining at least 68 degrees F, and must be operated to maintain at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor when the temperature outside is minus 20 degrees F. 10-48, (a) (8) 952-826-0372
Elk River From October 15 to April 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 65 degrees F indoors should be maintained.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Elk River City Code, Chapter 30, Article III, Section 30-157 to 30-158 (adopting 2006 IPMC 602.3 and amending to cover October 15 to April 15 ) 763.635.1060
Excelsior The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 8-131 (952) 653-3674
Fairmont They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. Chapter 6, Article II, Section 16 (507) 238-3947
Falcon Heights From September 15 to May 15, a temperature of at  least 68 degrees F should be maintained, except when the outdoor temperature is minus 15 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet above floor level. 105-58 and 105-60 651-766-4029 (specify Falcon Heights)
Faribault From October 15 to April 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F shall be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is working at its full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum shall not be required. If the average outdoor temperature for the month is more than 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees shall be maintained. Chapter 7, Article III, Section 21 507-333-0359
Fergus Falls They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 1.19 (218) 332-5434
Forest Lake They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 150.01 A 651-464-4349
Fridley The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 220.10.4  (763) 572-3594
Gaylord The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor in the center of the room. 151.33 507-237-2338
Glencoe They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 545.12 Mechanical Requirements 320-864-5586
Golden Valley From October to April, a minimum temperature of 68 degrees F shall be maintained in all rooms in dwelling units. In common areas, a minimum temperature of 65 degrees F should be maintained. From October to April, any ,maintenance of heating facilities shall be considered an emergency repair. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor in the center of a room. Sec. 4.60, Subdiv. 8, part C  763-593-8090 (Or call Property Maintenance Inspector)
Grand Rapids From Sept. 15 – May 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 65 degrees F indoors should be maintained.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. 30-147 and 30-148 218-326-7601
Ham Lake The city of Ham Lake uses the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1, the heating equipment must be capable of maintaining a minimum temperature of 68 degrees. 11-410 (763) 235-1691
Hastings In all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms, a temperature of 68 degrees F shall be maintained. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is working at its full design capacity, the maintenance of a minimum will not be required. If the average monthly temperature is more than 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees F shall be maintained. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the ground. § 156.01  and 157.06 D (651) 480-2342
Hermantown They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. Chapter 10, Section 1000.01  (218) 729-3600
Hibbing They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, the heating equipment must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. IPMC 602.3 (city has not adopted specific dates) 218-362-5997
Hopkins From October 1 to May 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the outdoor temperature is minus 12 degrees F or lower, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Chapter IV, Section 405, Section 602.3 952-548-6323
Hugo They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, the heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. Chapter 14, Article II, Section 23  651-762-6300
Hutchinson From September 1 to June 1, a temperature of at least 70 degrees F must be maintained. Temperature is measured 3 feet away from the floor and exterior walls. 150.54 320-234-4210
International Falls The heating facilities must be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F, measured 18 inches above floor, during ordinary winter conditions . Sec, 4-20 f (218) 283-0706
Inver Grove Heights They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 1 (651) 450-2550
Lake Elmo From September 1 to May 31, a temperature of 68 degrees F should be maintained. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is operating at its full design capacity, the maintenance of a minimum will not be required. If the average monthly temperature is more than 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees F should be maintained. 150.325 and 150.326 B (3) 651-747-3910
Lakefield They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. 150.04 (D)(1) 507-662-5457
Lakeville A minimum temperature of 68 degrees F must be maintained in all habitable rooms. 9-8-3 adoption of International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 (602.3) 952-985-4400
Lino Lakes Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the floor and 2 feet from exterior walls. 1009.23 (8) 651-982-2420
Little Canada They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 301.010 651-766-4046
Little Falls They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 10.40 B 320-616-5500
Mahtomedi From September 1 or when the daily average temperature is below 68 degrees F to May 1 or when the daily average temperature is above 68 degrees the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 12.05 (9) C and 12.05 (10) J  651-429-8518
Mankato Residences and dwelling units must have heating facilities capable of maintaining a temperature of at least 68 degrees F unless it is colder than minus 20 degrees F outside. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 13.11 507-387-8600
Maple Grove All rental buildings must have heating facilities capable of maintaining 68 degrees F temperature while the temp outside is as low as -25 degrees F.  Owners and operators must supply heat with a minimum temperature of 68 degrees F from January 1 to December 31.  Measurements must be taken 3 feet above ground and 3 feet from exterior walls. 8-121 763-494-6060
Maplewood Temp 3 feet above the floor has to comply with state and federal guidelines.  No degree specifics.Provide letters and proof that you are interacting with landlord in case legal action is needed to be taken (also interested in learning more about home line) 12.102 Subdiv. 6 (651) 249-2633
Medicine Lake Buildings must be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F with an outside temperature of -25 degrees F.  Temperature is measured 2 feet above the floor and 3 feet from exterior wall. Ordinance 90, Section 33 763-542-9701
Melrose From September through May the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 151.05(B)(8) 320-256-7211
Mendota Heights Building should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees, at a point 3 feet above the floor. 9-1-1 A 651-452-1850
Minneapolis From 10/1 to 4/30 the heating equipment shall maintain 68 degrees F. From 9/13 to 9/30 and from 5/1 to 5/15 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 65 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 244.460 612-673-5800
Minnetonka Dwelling units, guest rooms, and congregate residences shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit at a point 3 feet above the floor in all habitable room.s City code 525.005, Adoption of 1997 Uniform Housing Code 952-939-8286
Monticello From 9/1 to 5/31 the temperature must be at least 68° F. If the outdoor temperature is -20° F, the temperature can be below 68° F as long as the heating system is still functioning properly. IPMC 602.3 (As adopted by Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 1 & amended by Section 3) 763-295-2711
Moorhead During the appropriate season, landlords shall supply heat to maintain a temperature of at least 70 degrees F.  Each dwelling should have access to the thermostat controls for its heating supply. 9-2-6 (B) 218.299.5424
Morris Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining 65 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and 2 feet from each exterior wall. Sec 4.32 Subd. 21(F) 320-589-3142
Mound From October 1 to May 1, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Chapter 105, Article IV, Section 105-131, adoption of IPMC 602.3 952-442-7520
Mounds View Heat supply must maintain a temperature of at least  68 degrees F from September 15th to May 15th, except when below -12 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 1005.01 and 1005.36 adopting Section 602.3 of the IPMC 763-717-4000
New Brighton The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining a temperature of up to 80 degrees F when it is minus 20 degrees F and capable of maintaining a minimum of 70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 13-77 Heating Facilities 651-638-2050
New Hope They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 3-30 (e) (17) (Amendments to the property maintenance code) 763-531-5127
New Ulm They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to May 1, the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. 11.01 507.359.8245
North Branch They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to May 1, the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. Article II, Section 14-20 651-674-8113
North Mankato The city of North Mankato follows the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1, the heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. 150.01 507-625-4141
North St. Paul From September through May the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 152.35 and 152.39 651-747-2439
Northfield Between October 15 and April 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F must be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum shall not be required. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 shall be maintained. Article II, Section 16-21 507-645-3004
Oak Grove They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 103-19 (763) 367-7844.
Oakdale From October 1 to May 31 the temperature must be at least 68 degrees in all habitable rooms and bathrooms. Chapter 7, Article I, 602.3 adopting IPMC Section 602.3 (651) 739-5150
Orono They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. 86-38 (952) 249-4600
Otsego From September through May a temperature of at least 68 degrees should be maintained.  This should be measured 3 feet off the floor and 3 feet away from an exterior wall. 7-11-6 (F) 763-441-2593
Owatonna The heating equipment must maintain  a temperature of 68 degrees F from October 1 to May 1. 151.11 (3) 507-444-4370
Plymouth From 9/15 to 5/15 the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. If it is abnormally cold the temperature in the building does not matter as long as the heating facilities are working to their full capacity. Chapter IV, Section 405.03, 602.3 763-509-5430
Prior Lake They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 401.100 (952) 447-9850
Ramsey From 10/1 to April 4/1, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 65 degrees F indoors should be maintained.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Article V, Section 105-142 763.433.9850.
Red Wing When the outside temperature is below 60 degrees F, the temperature inside should be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and 2 feet from exterior wall. 4.03 Subd. 9 (G) 651.385.3611
Redwood Falls A temperature of at least 68 degrees F shall be maintained. If the outdoor temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, then the maintenance of a minimum shall not be required. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees C, then a minimum of 65 degrees F shall be maintained. § 4.07 507-637-5755
Richfield The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 405.11 Subd. 6 612-861-9882
Robbinsdale Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 70 degrees F when it is minus 20 degrees F. Senior housing must maintain a temperature of 70 degrees all year and rental housing must maintain a temperature of 68 degrees F from October 1 to May 1. 425.17 Subd 2  (763) 531-1261 or (763) 531 – 1267
Rochester When the temperature at the Rochester Airport falls below 50 degrees F, the heating facilities must be operating. the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F unless it is below minus 20 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and 2 feet from an exterior wall. 34.08 Heating Facilities. 507-328-2600
Rosemount They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 9-8-6 651-322-2024
Roseville From September 30 to April 1 rental housing must maintain a temperature of at least 68 degrees F, except when the outdoor temperature is abnormally low. When the average monthly temperature is at least 30 degrees F, a  temperature of 65 degrees F can be maintained. 906.08 651-792-7082
Saint Louis Park From September 1 to June 1 the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. If it is below minus 20 degrees F and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Section 6-142 adopting IPMC 602.3 (952) 924-2588
Sartell They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 4 (320)258-7317
Savage They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 150.001 (A) (5) 952-882-2650
Shakopee Shakopee follows the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, buildings must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. 4.40 (952) 233-9396
Shoreview The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 211.070 (D)(8) 651.490.4690
South St. Paul They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, the heating equipment must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. 106-23 651-554-3220
Spring Lake Park From October 15 to April 15 a temperature of 68 degrees F shall be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is working to its full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum shall not be required. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees F shall be maintained. 150.180 Adoption of IPMC 2006 763-784-6491
St. Anthony A temperature of 68 degrees F should be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is operating at its full design capacity, the maintenance of a minimum will not be required. If the average monthly temperature is more than 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees F should be maintained. Temperature is measured 18 inches above the floor. 111.198 and 150.087 (IPMC 602.3 adopted) 651-638-2050
St. Cloud From October 15 to April 15, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F shall be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Temperature is measured 3 feet above the ground and 2 feet from exterior walls. St. Cloud City Code Chapter III, Section 300:41 adopting IPMC Chapter 6, 602.3 320-255-7214
St. Joseph Building must have facilities capable of maintaining 68 degrees F if it is 25 degrees F, measured at 3 feet off the ground and 3 feet away from an exterior wall. 55.10:  Minimal Thermal Standards 320-363-7201
St. Michael They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From September 1 to June 1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. § 151.01 763-497-9923
St. Paul Minimum temperature of 68 degrees F measured 5 feet above floor in all rooms. Ordinance hints if outdoors is less than -20F, the heating system must just be capable of maintaining 68F at -20F outdoors and must be at full blast.
Note: Sec 49.03 (a) also allows a tenant to “repair and deduct” from rent in situations where “heating facilities are not safely maintained and in good working condition.” This means a tenant, after proper notice to the landlord, can pay to have repairs made to a heating system that is not working, and then deduct those costs from their rent. Call HOME Line for specific legal advice regarding your situation: 612-728-5767
Sec. 49.03 (a) & Sec. 34.11 (6) 651-266-8989
St. Paul Park They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. Chapter 18, Article II, Section 31 (651) 459-9785
St. Peter They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. Chapter 10, Article II,  Section 31 (507) 934-0662
Stewartville They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F. Chapter 10 Section 1000.01 507-533-4745 (Stewartville City Hall)
Stillwater They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. 33-1 651-430-8825
Thief River Falls A temperature of 68 degrees F shall be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is operating at its full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum will not be required. If the average monthly temperature is more than 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees shall be maintained. 150.01 (A)-(D)1 218-681-2500
Two Harbors They use the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, a temperature of 68 degrees should be maintained. MN State Building Code, 2003  (218) 834-5631
Vadnais Heights From September through May the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and 3 feet from exterior walls. Heating facilities must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F when the outdoor temperature is as low as 25 degrees F. 53.030 (6) 651-204-6015
Virginia All dwelling units, guest rooms, and congregate residences must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 70 degrees F in all habitable rooms. Temperature shall be measured 3 feet above the floor. 701 (1) (218) 748 –7500
Waconia They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1, the heating equipment must be capable of maintaining a temperature of at least 68 degrees F. 900.03, Subd. 1 763-479-1720
Waite Park A temperature of 68 degrees F should be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is operating at its full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum will not be required. If the average monthly temperature exceeds 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees F is required. 100.3, Subd. 1 (K) 320-656-8936
Waseca They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From September 1 to June 1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.Pending confirmation of IPMC adoption: A temperature of 68 degrees F should be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. If it is abnormally cold and the heating equipment is working to its full capacity, the maintenance of a minimum is not required. If the average monthly temperature exceeds 30 degrees F, a minimum of 65 degrees F should be maintained. 150.01 (A) and IPMC (2012) 602.3 (reference Montanato its adoption not confirmed yet) 507-835-9700
Wayzata From October 1 to May 1, a temperature of 68 degrees F should be maintained. Wayzata City Code, Chapter 803, Section 803.01 to 803.02 (adopting 2006 IPMC 602.3 and amending to cover October 1 to May 1 ) 952-404-5301
West Saint Paul The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor at the corner of the room when the outside temperature is minus 20 degrees F. 425.17 Subd. 3 and 435.11 Subd. 1. 651-552-4114 (Code Hotline) or 651-552-4100 (Community Development Dept).
White Bear Lake From 9/1 or when the average daily temperature is below 68 degrees F to 5/31 or when the average daily temperature is above 68 degrees F the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall 502.100, subdiv. 10 651-429-8595
Willmar The heating equipment must be capable of maintaining a temperature of at least 68 degrees F during ordinary winter conditions. A temperature of at least 65 degrees F should be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. Temperature is measured 36 inches above the floor. Sec. 6.5-46 and 6.5-49 320-235-8311
Winona If the outside temperature falls to 64 degrees F or below, the owner must turn on heating appliances. The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining a temperature of 70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 33A.07 (a) 507-457-8231
Woodbury From 9/1 to 5/31, a temperature of at least 68 degrees F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 65 degrees F indoors should be maintained.  If the outside temperature is abnormally low and the heating equipment is working to full capacity, maintenance of a minimum will not be required. Woodbury City Code, Chapter 6, Article V, Section 6-202 (adopting 2006 IPMC 602.3 and amending in part (d) (3) to cover September 1 to May 31) 651-714-3543
Worthington In all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms, a temperature of 68 degrees F shall be maintained. 150.10 (K)14 and 150.10 (N) 1-2 (507) 372-8640