Minneapolis Heating Ordinance

Below are both of the Minneapolis Heating Ordinances that are relevant to renters of apartments in Minneapolis.  The ordinances can be summarized as follows:

Sept. 15 – Sept. 30 temperature in apartments must be at least 65 degrees farenheit
Oct. 1 – Apr. 30 temperature in apartments must be at least 68 degrees farenheit
May 1 – May 15 temperature in apartments must be at least 65 degrees farenheit

244.430.  Heating facilities. The owner of every building containing habitable rooms shall provide heating facilities and shall be required to see that said heating facilities are properly installed, safely maintained and in good working condition, and that said facilities are capable of safely and adequately heating all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms located therein to a minimum temperature as established herein, measured at a distance of thirty-six (36) inches above floor level, and not closer than thirty-six (36) inches from any wall at all times when the outside temperature is at the design level or above. Between October first and April thirtieth the minimum temperature that the required heating facilities must be capable of safely and adequately maintaining shall be at least sixty-eight (68) degrees Fahrenheit and between May first and fifteenth and between September fifteenth and thirtieth the minimum temperature shall be at least sixty-five (65) degrees Fahrenheit. (Code 1960, As Amend., § 71.040; 78-Or-244, § 14, 11-22-78; 2008-Or-039, § 2, 5-16-08)

244.460.  Supplied heating to habitable rooms or parts thereof. Every owner or operator of any building who rents, leases or lets for human habitation any habitable room contained within such building on terms, either expressed or implied, to supply or furnish heat to the occupants thereof, shall maintain a minimum temperature of sixty-eight (68) degrees Fahrenheit, measured in accordance with section 244.430, in all such habitable rooms and bath and toilet rooms let in conjunction therewith, at all times between October first and April thirtieth. At all times between May first and fifteenth and between September fifteenth and thirtieth the minimum temperature required to be made capable of maintaining pursuant to this section shall be sixty-five (65) degrees Fahrenheit. (Code 1960, As Amend., § 71.070; 78-Or-244, § 17, 11-22-78; 2008-Or-039, § 3, 5-16-08)

One Response to Minneapolis Heating Ordinance

  1. Pingback: “No Heat/Low Heat” Heating Ordinance In Effect in Minneapolis! Temps in apartments must be at least 68 degrees. « UPI Renters

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