Tenant Screening & Rental Criteria

Review the rental criteria below & then submit a rental application form online. All applications for ANY rentals are approved or denied using the following criteria:

Application Requirements

Applications MUST be filled out completely and accurately. Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected or not processed. Any omissions or misstatements made on your application, whether or not discovered before you move in, is grounds for denial of an application or termination of an existing lease. Information must be legible and verifiable. Each applicant must present a valid government photo ID and the last 30 days of paystubs.

Fair Housing Statement

We do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, creed, marital status, ancestry, public assistance and sexual or affectional orientation.


A positive credit history is required with a score of 600 or higher. An adverse credit reference, high debt, past due or dishonored debt, or the absence of credit history may be grounds for rejection. Please feel free discuss any credit history with management.


Applicants who have any criminal records may be rejected. Please feel free to discuss any criminal history with management.


Applicants who may have any civil judgments, record of bankruptcy or liens may be rejected. In addition, applicants who have been or are currently a party to an eviction proceeding, lawsuit, conciliation court matter or other court proceeding involving a dispute with a landlord, money owed to another party or the foreclosure of a mortgage may be rejected.


Verifiable income from all sources must be sufficient to pay the applicant’s rent, which cannot exceed 30%-40% (depending on utilities included) of the total verifiable income that applicant receives per month. YOU MUST HAVE A VERIFIABLE SOURCE OF INCOME TO APPLY.

Landlord Reference

Bemidji Property Management may contact your current or previous landlord. Please included email and telephone contact information for all current and previous landlords. By signing this application you are giving Bemidji Property Management authorization to contact your current and previous landlords.


All adults to live in the property must go through the application process and sign a lease. Occupancy is limited to the rental code in which the property is located.


Pets are ONLY allowed if a specific owner has given prior approval. This will be stated on our Current Rental Listing, along with whether or not the owner requires a pet deposit, pet fee and/or pet rent. Also, pet breed is limited to what the owner’s insurance company will provide coverage for under the owner’s insurance policy.

Application Process

Once we receive all information regarding your application, you will need to call our office 24 business hours after submission to check approval. If you are approved, we will then be able to set up showings to units within your price range. LEASING SIGHT UNSEEN IS NOT AN OPTION.
By submitting an application you are agreeing to the rental criteria.