State of Minnesota
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Attorney General
Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
(800) 657-3787

M - F 8 am - 5 pm

TTY:(651) 297-7206
TTY:(800) 366-4812

Landlords and Tenants

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is not authorized to provide legal advice to tenants or landlords. The rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Minnesota are contained in numerous federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations, as well as court decisions. These responsibilities and rights may vary from one location to another in Minnesota. Our Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities PDF handbook does provide answers to many frequently asked questions.

Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)

Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities (HTML)

If you need help in settling a dispute or have a question about a lease, you may wish to utilize the following resources:

  • Tenants living outside the City of Minneapolis may contact HOME Line at (612) 728 5767 or (866) 866-3546 (Greater Minnesota), or at
  • The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC) provides legal assistance to lower income Minnesotans. You may contact MLSC at to identify a MLSC location near you.
  • If you need assistance in locating a private attorney, Hiring an Attorney.