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.
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 within one year of receiving their rental certificate.
Rental properties with four or more units: Must complete Phase I, II and III within one year of receiving their rental certificate.
What is crime free multi-housing?
It is a program designed to make multifamily dwellings safe and desirable places to live. It 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 certified 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 opportunities, please visit the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association's Training Calendar.
Crime Free Multi-Housing Training, Phase 1
When: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21
Where: Shakopee Police Department Community Training Room, 475 Gorman St., Shakopee
Cost: $30 per person (includes training materials, speakers and lunch)
Submit: Registration form and check to Shakopee Police Department
To register for Phase II or Phase III, please contact our crime prevention unit at 952-233-9441.
Background checks must be completed on all prospective tenants before the tenant is allowed to occupy the premises.
- Obtain the "Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities" handbook from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
- Learn more about Crime Free Multi Housing in Minnesota from the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association
- Learn how design can help deter crime on your property