File an Ethics Complaint

What to Expect

The Ethics Complaint process is designed to provide a due process hearing for alleged ethical violations by Realtors®. Help all parties resolve their differences peacefully and amicably without the time and expense of going to court. To help you get the most from this process, please review the specifics of what Minnesota Realtors® can and cannot do for complainants.

What We Can Do

Minnesota Realtors® can determine whether the COE has been violated and discipline Realtors® by sanctions commensurate with the offense. Learn More in the Sanctioning Guidelines.

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What We Can't Do

Minnesota Realtors® cannot:

  • Determine if the law or real estate regulations have been broken
  • Require Realtors® to pay money to parties filing ethics complaints
  • Award “punitive damages” for violations of the COE
  • Suspend or revoke a real estate professional’s license to practice real estate


If you have questions about the Ethics Complaint process, please contact the Professional Standards Department at 952.912.2675 or email