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State and City Fire Codes require that all fire hydrants (public and private) need to be inspected annually, and repaired if needed. All hydrants must be in working condition at all times.
While the City is responsible for inspecting all public hydrants, property owners are responsible for having all private hydrants inspected each year. All inspections must be completed by a Minnesota licensed hydrant inspection company.
Private Hydrant Inspections
Property owners who have completed an annual inspection must provide documentation electronically prior to May 15 of each calendar year to Fire Inspector
Each fire hydrant must have its own inspection form submitted that includes:
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
If documentation is not received by May 15 each year, the City will contract to have the hydrant(s) inspected and 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
Contract Through the City for Private Hydrant Inspection
If you would like to contract through the City for private hydrant inspections, please email
by May 1. The City of Burnsville will contract to complete inspection of your fire hydrant(s), the cost of this inspection will be charged over a 12 month period to your utility bill.
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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