5755 Country Club Rd
Shorewood, 55331

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Sign Ordinances

Zoning Code prohibits offsite signage or use of the public right-of-way. As a practical matter, REALTORS® have traditionally posted such signs for brief periods on weekends, when no one is around to enforce the rules.  However, sometimes, these signs have remained in place for extended periods of time, in which case the city will remove the signs and dispose of them. Questions should be directed to Brad Nielsen, Planning Director at 952.474.3236 or

Rental Regulations

The City of Shorewood adopted a rental housing code in 1993 that requires owners of all rental housing within city limits to be licensed by the city.  The licensing procedure includes an application and inspection and was developed to correct and prevent housing conditions that may adversely affect the health, safety and general welfare of the Shorewood’s rental population.<br><br>

The rental housing license pertains to all rental dwelling units, including apartments, duplexes, double bungalows, single family homes and accessory apartments within homes.  Licenses must be renewed every three years or upon change of ownership, whichever occurs first. The full code is  <a href=””>described here</a>.<br><br>

Property owners may obtain a Rental Housing Application on the <a href=””>city’s web site</a>, or at city hall.  Return completed forms to city hall with the appropriate fee(s). If you are unsure about whether or not your property has been licensed, please call the Planning Department at 952-960-7909.