Property condition

Houses and buildings need windows, steps, rails and other items in working condition.
Keep homes in working condition
Keep homes in working condition

What to know

Homeowners must keep homes in working condition.

The City may issue a citation for buildings that:

  • Lack paint
  • Have broken windows, rotting wood, or broken steps or guardrails
  • Are missing bricks in walls or chimneys

Some home issues can cause a health hazard.

These include homes with:

  • Too much or improperly stored garbage
  • Rats
  • Roaches
vacant house in Minneapolis

Housing code

We explain the process the City follows to condemn or demolish a building. You can also see our rules for vacant and boarded buildings.

Contact us

Regulatory Services


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Closed on City holidays

See list of City holidays