Property Maintenance & Code Enforcement
The City of Burnsville conducts proactive and reactive inspections, and has ordinances in place that help ensure homes and other property are well-maintained, safe and don’t impact the quality of life of others in a neighborhood.
Code Enforcement Process
When properties do not meet the livability standards outlined in the City Code, the City may issue a Notice of Violation requesting that the violation(s) be addressed. If the problem is not fixed within a specified period of time, the City may then issue an Administrative Citation.
- Step One - Violation Identified
Violation is noted during an inspection or by verifying a public complaint
- Step Two - First Notice
Property owner is sent a Notice of Violation letter and generally will have up to 10 days to correct the violation(s)
- Step Three - Administrative Citation (if violation is not corrected after Step Two)
Property owner must pay a $120 fine and may have up to seven (7) additional days to correct the violation(s)
- Step Four - Further Enforcement Action (if violation is not corrected after Step Three)
Could include any combination of additional Administrative Citations and criminal citations, resulting in a mandatory court appearance
Administrative Citations & Appeals
If you would like to request an administrative appeal hearing regarding a code violation, re-inspection fee, or corrective license action pursuant to City Code Section 1-4-6, you must submit this Appeal Form (PDF) and a $100 filing fee to the City Clerk's Office within 10 calendar days of receiving an Administrative Citation.
Schedule of Proactive Inspections
The map below outlines when inspection staff will be visiting certain areas of the City. All businesses, residential and rental properties are looked at over a three-year period. However, if an inspector notices a code violation or receives a complaint about a property, that address may be investigated at any time, even if that neighborhood is not currently scheduled to be visited.
Most inspections are done from the street, with inspectors driving through and viewing neighborhoods as they make their way around the City. Inspection staff WILL NOT be walking through backyards, looking over fences, looking into homes or taking any other action that violates a resident's privacy.