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Private Hydrant Inspections

Yearly Hydrant Inspections Required
Section 508 of the State Fire Code requires that all fire hydrant systems (public and private) need to be inspected yearly and repaired if needed. All hydrants must be in working condition at all times. The City of Burnsville began actively enforcing this requirement in an effort to enhance fire protection in 2013.  

My Private Hydrants Have Already Been Inspected
Property owners who have completed an annual inspection shall provide documentation electronically prior to June 1 of each calendar year to Fire Inspector David Linderholm

Each fire hydrant inspected shall have its own inspection form submitted that includes:

  • Hydrant Number
  • Property name
  • Property address
  • Printed Inspector name  
  • Date of inspection
  • Whether the fire hydrant passed the inspection
  • If the fire hydrant did not pass, what needs to be addressed
  • Whether the fire hydrant caps were in place
  • Whether there was any foreign material detected when flowing the hydrant
  • Whether fire hydrant(s) drained properly
  • If there is a minimum three foot clearance around the fire hydrant(s)
  • Location and type of malfunction for any hydrant failures
  • Corrective action and timeline for repair of any failed hydrants


Electronic documentation must be received by Fire Inspector Linderholm prior to June 1 of each calendar year. If not received by deadline date the City will contract to have the hydrant(s) inspected for an estimated $54 per hydrant.  The cost will be charged over a 12-month period to the property's utility bill.

For questions about the private fire hydrant inspection program contact 952-895-4570.

I Would Like the City to Contract to Inspect Private Hydrants on my Property.
Please email Fire Administration by May 1. The City of Burnsville will contract to complete inspection of your fire hydrant(s), the cost of this inspection is estimated to be $54 per hydrant. This cost will be charged over a 12 month period to your utility bill.


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