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:

(612) 728-5767  …  or call us toll-free from Greater MN at:  (866) 866-3546
(Minneapolis renters should call 612-673-3003)

The information here is merely a basic paraphrase of local codes & ordinances collected in December 2009.  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 provide additional protections.  In late 2009, HOME Line researched what local governments for cities with a population over 5000 did with respect to heat of residential buildings.  Information was either looked up online or city officials were contacted directly.

Definitions are important.   In the list below, the section “Type of Heating Code Language” includes a general term categorizing the type of language a city has adopted.  The three options are Building, Heating, or None:

  • Some cities have ordinances called heating codes, which means that there is a city ordinance requiring the landlord to maintain a certain temperature. (Heating)
  • Some cities have ordinances called building codes, which means there is a city ordinance requiring the landlord to have working facilities capable of maintaining a certain temperature but may not require the landlord to actually maintain that temperature. (Building)
  • Some cities have no ordinance whatsoever with respect to heat. (None)

A city may have both a heating code and a building code. However, a heating code provides tenants with greater rights than a building code.

City Type of Heating Code Heat Code Paraprhased Heat Code Citation Main Phone
Albert Lea Building Heating facilities must be capable of safely and adequately maintaining at least 70 degrees F. * Sec. 34-58 (5) 507-377-4335
Alexandria Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* Sec R 303.8 320-763-6678
Andover Heating 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 763-767-5124
Anoka Heating If it is between  -20 degrees F and 60 degrees F, the temperature must be kept to 70 degrees F. 18-122(k) 763-576-2700
Apple Valley Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA 952-953-2500
Arden Hills Heating 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. 1400.006, subdivision 2, parts B & C 651.792.7800
Austin Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 507-437-9940
Baxter Heating 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. 9-6-5 218-454-5100
Bemidji Heating 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 602.3 218-759-3560
Big Lake Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 763-263-2107
Blaine Building Buildings must have a heating system that is capable of maintaining a temperature of 68 degrees F. * call city 763-784-6700
Bloomington Heating 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. Call city complaint # 952-563-8934 952-563-8980
Brainerd Heating The owner or operator shall furnish heat capable of reaching 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 425.430 218-828-2307
Brooklyn Center Heating 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 Heating 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 602.3 763-493-8180
Buffalo Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 763-682-1181
Burnsville Heating From 10/1 to 5/1 the temperature must be at least 65 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. 4-8-6-2 C 952-895-4490
Cambridge Heating 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. 763-689-3211
Champlin Heating From 10/1 to 4/30, 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) 763-923-7112
Chaska Building From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. Division 2 Section 51 d 4 952-448-9200
Cloquet Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city (218) 879-3347
Columbia Heights Heating 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.210 763-706-3656
Coon Rapids Building 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) 763-755-2880
Corcoran Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 763-420-2288 ext. 20
Cottage Grove Building The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 70 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. Chapter 7, 9-7-6, E 651-458-2800
Crystal Heating From September 1  to June 1 , a temperature of at least 68°F should be maintained in habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. If the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees, then 68 degrees 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. 425.05, Subd 2o, adoption of IPMC 602.3 763-531-1000
Deephaven None NA NA 952-474-4755
Detroit Lakes Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 218-8846-7136
Duluth Heating From October 15 to 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. (City is in the process of extending dates to September 15 to June 15, as of  10/11/2010 it is still  October 15 to May 15. Make sure to double check with city) Adopted IPMC 602.3 218-730-5300
Eagan Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 651-675-5687
East Bethel Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 763-367-7840
East Grand Forks None NA NA 773-2208
Eden Prairie Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city Dave 952-949-8350 or Rick 952-949-8335
Edina Heating 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. Section 725.07, Subdivision 4 952-826-0370
Elk River Heating 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 ) 763-635-1000
Excelsior Building The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 8-131 763-479-1720
Fairmont Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 507-238-9461
Falcon Heights Heating The temperature must be at least 68 degrees F unless it is below minus 20 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 105-59 651-644-5050
Faribault Building From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. Sec. 7-65 507-334-2222
Fergus Falls Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 218-332-5400
Forest Lake Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 651-464-3550
Fridley Building The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 220.10.4 763-571-3450
Gaylord Building 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 Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 320-864-5586
Golden Valley Heating From “October to April”, there should be a minimum of 68 degrees in all rooms.  This is measured 3 feet above the floor in the center of the room.  Common areas should be kept at a minimum of 65 degrees. Sec. 4.60, Subdiv. 8, part C 763-593-8006
Grand Rapids Heating 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. Grand Rapids City Code, Chapter 30, Article IV, Section 30-147 to 30-148  (adopting 2006 IPMC 602.3 and amending to cover Sept. 15 – May 15 ) 218-326-7600
Ham Lake None NA NA 763-434-9555
Hastings Building The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 157.06 D 651-480-2350
Hermantown Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 218-729-3600
Hibbing Heating 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. IPMC 602.3 (city has not adopted specific dates) 218-362-5937
Hopkins Heating 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 average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F, then 68 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 IV, Section 405, Section 602.3 952-939-1340
Hutchinson Heating From 9/1 to 6/1 the temperature must be at least 70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 150.54 320-587-5151
International Falls Building The heating facilities must be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F, measured 18 inches above floor, during ordinary winter conditions * Sec, 4-20 f 218-283-9485
Inver Grove Heights Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA 651-450-2500
Lake Elmo Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 651-777-5510
Lakefield None NA NA 507-662-5457
Lakeville Building Buildings must have heating facilities capable of maintaining 68 degrees F. * call city 952-985-4400
Lino Lakes Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 651-982-2400
Little Canada Building The City requires that heating systems be capable of maintaining 70 degrees. * call city 651-766-4029
Little Falls Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA 320-616-5500
Mahtomedi Heating From 9/1 or when the daily average temperature is below 68 degrees F to 5/31 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. 12.07(J), Subd. 10 651-426-3344
Mankato Heating The temperature must be at least 68 degrees F unless it is colder than minus 20 degrees F outside. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 13.11 507-387-8636
Maple Grove Building 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.  Measurements must be taken 3 feet above ground and away from a window. * 10-378 763-494-6010
Maplewood Building Temp 3 feet above the floor has to comply with state and federal guidelines.  No degree specifics. 12.102 Subdiv. 6 (651) 249-2050
Medicine Lake Building Buildings must be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F with an outside temperature of -25 degrees F.  Measure the temperature inside two (2) feet above the floor and three feet from exterior walls. * Ordinance 90, Section 33 763-542-9701
Melrose Heating 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) 320-256-4278
Mendota Heights Building Building should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees, at a point 3 feet above the floor.* call city 651-452-1850
Minneapolis Heating 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 Building 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 rooms City code 525.005, Adoption of 1997 Uniform Housing Code 952-939-8200
Monticello Heating 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) 763-271-3213
Moorhead Heating During the appropriate season, landlords shall supply enough heat to maintain a temperature of at least 70.  Each dwelling should have access to the thermostat controls for its heating supply. 9-2-6 (B) 218-299-5304
Morris Building 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 4.31 Subd. 21(F) 320-589-3141
Mound Heating 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 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 105, Article IV, Section 105-131, adoption of IPMC 602.3 952-472-0600
Mounds View Heating The heat supplied needs to maintaining  68 degrees F from Sept 15th to May 15th.  .* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 1005.01 – 1005.35 adopting Section 602.3 of the IPMC 763-717-4000
New Brighton Building The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 70 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 13-77 Heating Facilities 651-638-2100
New Hope Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 763-531-5100
New Ulm None NA NA 507-359-8226
North Branch Building Building design would have to be capable of maintaining 68 degrees. * call city 651-674-8113
North Mankato None NA NA 507-625-4151
North St. Paul Heating From September through May the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 152.35 and 152.39 651-747-2400
Northfield Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 507-645-3001
Oak Grove Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA (763) 404-7007
Oakdale Heating 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 602.3 651-739-5086
Orono Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA (952) 249-4600
Otsego Heating 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 Heating The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor and exterior wall. 460:11 Subd. 1 (c) 507-444–4300
Plymouth Heating 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, 602.3 763-509-5000
Prior Lake Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 952-447-9800
Ramsey Building 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. 763-427-1410
Red Wing Heating 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. 4.30 Subd. 9 (G) 651-385-3600
Redwood Falls Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 507-637-5755
Richfield Building 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 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. Senior buildings must be 70 degree F year-round. 425.17 Subd 2 763-537-4534
Rochester Heating 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. 507-328-2900
Rosemount Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 651-423-4411
Roseville Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA 651-792-7000
Saint Louis Park Heating From 9/1 to 6/1 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) 924-2500
Sartell Building NA NA 320-253-2171
Savage Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 952-882-2660
Shakopee Building City follows the International Residential Code, and building must be capable of maintaining 68 degree temperature.  This is measured at 3 feet off the ground and 2 feet away from an exterior wall. * 952-233-9300
Shoreview Building The heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  70 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor.* 211.070 (D)(4) 651-490-4600
South St. Paul Building Only a building code that requires that a heating system be capable of maintaining a minimum of 68 degrees, measured at 3 feet above floor and 2 feet from an exterior wall. call city 651-554-3200
Spring Lake Park Building Building should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees, measured at 3 feet off the floor, when the outdoor temperature is -25 degrees. * 150.076 (K) 763-784-6491
St. Anthony Building Buildings must be capable of maintaining 68 degrees, measured at 18 inches above the ground. * call city 612-782-3301
St. Cloud Heating 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 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. St. Cloud City Code Chapter III, Section 300:41 adopting IPMC Chapter 6, 602.3 320-255-7200
St. Joseph Building Building must have facilities capable of maintaining 68 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 Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA 763-497-2041
St. Paul Heating From 10/15 to 4/15 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F unless the outside temperature is below minus 20 degrees F.* If the heating facilities are not safely maintained or in good working condition, the tenant my repair and deduct from rent after making a reasonable attempt to notify the property owner and submitting the proper receipts to the owner. sec 49.03, Ord. No. 17056, 10-11-83 651-266-8989
St. Paul Park Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* call city 651-459-9785
St. Peter Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 507-934-0667
Stewartville Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code.  From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining  68 degrees F.* NA 507-533-4745
Stillwater Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 651-430-8800
Thief River Falls None NA NA 218-681-4145
Vadnais Heights Heating From September through May the temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 53.030 (6) 651-204-6000
Waconia Building 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 68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 541.07 Subd. 1 952-442-2184
Waite Park Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 320-252-6822
Waseca Building They follow the Minnesota State Building Code. From 9/1 to 6/1 the heating equipment should be capable of maintaining 68 degrees F.* call city 507-835-9700
Wayzata Heating 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 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. 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 ) 952-404-5300
West Saint Paul Building 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. 651-552-4108
White Bear Lake Heating 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. 10 651-429-8526
Willmar Building Heating facilities must be capable of safely and adequately heating units to a temperature of at least 68 degrees F. * Sec. 6.5-49 320-235-4913
Winona Building 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 68 degrees F.* Temperature is measured 3 feet from the floor. 33A.07 (a) 507-457-8200
Woodbury Heating 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 to cover September 1 to May 31) (651) 714-3500
Worthington Heating Temperature must be at least 68 degrees F. 150.10 – 14 507-372-8600
z * *The landlord is required to have heating facilities that can heat the building to the specified temperature. This city code does not require the landlord to do so.

For example, if the temperature is lower than the city code requires because the heating facilities are broken, the landlord has violated the ordinance. However, if the temperature is lower than the city code requires because the landlord has turned the heat down, the landlord has probably not violated the ordinance.

 


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