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Rental Ordinances FAQ

On May 2nd, 2023, the City Council Adopted Ordinance No. 97 about home-inspections and licensing for long-term rentals, and Ordinance No. 98, which is also about licensing, but for short-term rentals.

What are the night requirements for Long-Term Rentals and a Short-Term Rentals?
A Long-term rental is the leasing of a rental unit to a non-owner for a fixed or non-fixed period of time of more than thirty (30) days, whereas Short-Term Rentals are thirty (30) days or less.

How much is the fee when submitting the application?
The fee is $100.00 annually for both Short-Term and Long-Term Rentals.

Do Rental Owners have to charge any additional taxes?
Short-Term Rental Owners and Long-Term Rental Owners do have to impose a 3% Lodging Tax, pursuant of the Aurora Code, Chapter 35.

Do Rental Owners require a business license or any other license?
For Long-Term Rentals, no, but you will need a Home-Insurance Provider and you must provide proof of insurance. For Short-Term Rentals, the rentals must comply with all of the Performance Standards and all applicable state and county regulations. Applicant must provide proof of registration with the Minnesota Department of Health.

Where can I find the applications?
You can pick them up at Aurora City Hall, or find them here. When done, please return to Aurora City Hall either in-person, or by mail, along with applicable fees:

City of Aurora
Clerk's Office
PO Box 160
16 W. 2nd Ave. N.
Aurora, MN 55705