Rental Registration & Crime Free Multi-Housing

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The city strives to ensure rental owners and managers take reasonable steps to ensure tenants and neighboring property owners have safe, sanitary and nuisance-free places to live.

Registration of Rental Properties

All rental properties (including single-family homes) must be registered with the Shakopee Police Department. A registration form must be completed for each property. Rental owners must re-register their property within 30 days of a change in the information requested.

*Note: Rental properties that have been in existence since/on/before June 4, 2013, have until Jan. 1, 2014, to register (180 days from adoption).

How to Register:

Complete the Rental Registration Form [PDF] clearly and completely. Return the form to:

Shakopee Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit
475 Gorman St.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Fax: (952) 233-3811

Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH)

Within one year of receiving a rental certificate, the property owner or manager must complete the required phase(s) of the Crime Free Multi-Housing program. Phase requirements are determined by the number of units within a property. Phase I training certificates will be accepted by other cities.

All rental properties: Must complete Phase I of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program within one year of receiving their rental certificate.

Rental properties with four or more units: Must complete Phase I, II and III of CFMH within one year of receiving their rental certificate.

What is CFMH?

Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) is a program designed to make multi-family dwellings safe and desirable places to live. CFMH is pro-property manager, pro-resident and anti-crime.

Phase One - Management training (day one training only)

Resident managers and/or property owners attend an eight-hour seminar in which they learn: 

  • How to use crime prevention on their property
  • Benefits of applicant screening
  • Tips to strengthen rental agreements
  • How to become a proactive property manager
  • How to maintain a fire safe environment
  • The warning signs of drug activity
  • Actions to take if they suspect illegal activity on their property
  • The role of the police
  • Crisis resolution and the eviction process

Phase I certification is awarded to the person completing the training, NOT the property. At all times, a property must have an owner or manager who is certified in the required phases. If the certified person no longer is affiliated with the property, the property must obtain a certificated owner or manager for their property.

Phase Two - Security Assessment

This phase will certify that the rental property has obtained security survey by the Shakopee Police Department. Example of a security survey [PDF].

Phase II certification is awarded to the property. Phase II must be renewed after any major construction or additions to the property.

Phase Three – Resident Training

A meeting is held for the residents where crime watch and crime prevention techniques are discussed. A registered Night to Unite party meets this requirement. Learn more about Night to Unite.

Phase III certification is awarded to the property. In order to maintain certification, the property must participate in a crime prevention tenant meeting annually.

How to Register:

To find Shakopee and surrounding area Phase I training, please visit the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association's Training Calendar.

To register for Phase II or Phase III, please contact: Crime Prevention Specialist, (952) 233-9441

Crime Free/Drug Free Lease Addendum

All leases are required to include the Crime Free/Drug Free Lease Addendum:

English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Background Checks

Background checks must be completed on all prospective tenants before the tenant is allowed to occupy the premises.

Other Resources

To obtain the "Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities" handbook, please visit the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.

To learn more about Crime Free Multi Housing in Minnesota, please visit the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association's Crime Free Multi Housing webpage.

To learn how design can help deter crime on your property, please visit the International CPTED Association.

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