Exterior Property Maintenance Inspections Set To Begin This Month

Beginning this month, the City of Golden Valley will be performing routine inspections of the exteriors and yards of all homes in the community. Inspections will start in early June and will take one to two months to complete. 

These annual inspections are completed to ensure all residents are following the City’s Property Maintenance Code, and they will focus on what can be seen from streets or sidewalks. Property maintenance codes offer a practical approach to correcting property maintenance issues before they become problems for neighbors and costly for homeowners.

Property Code Violations

When a City inspector determines a property is out of compliance according to the City ordinance, he or she will work with the responsible party to understand options and make corrections. Those who receive violations will be given a designated time to fix the problem and will pay fines if they don’t comply. Non-compliance fines are assessed through an administrative citation (fines will not exceed the maximum penalty for misdemeanor violation by state law).

To avoid any violations, use this handy Property Maintenance Code Checklist, which contains a list of basic maintenance problems every homeowner can identify and fix.

For questions or concerns about the upcoming inspections, contact the Fire Department Inspections staff at 763-593-8057 or email at fire@goldenvalleymn.gov.

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