Inspections Services

We ensure safe homes for residents and support well-run businesses.

What we do

We create a safe and healthy city for all through:

  • Partnerships
  • Education
  • Caring enforcement of local and state laws

Our goals:

  • Safe housing for renters
  • Thriving owner-occupied properties
  • Safe and well-run businesses
  • Livable neighborhoods
  • Major special events that are safe for all
Regulatory Services home inspections

Our services and approach

See the person affected by the code

We have a renter-centered approach.

Housing Liaisons enforce this by:

  • Answering complaints about property owner:
    • Neglect
    • Retaliation
  • Reducing the impact of City rules on renters

View rental housing as community resource

  • Keep units safe with the:
    • Housing Maintenance Code
    • State Fire Codes
  • Aim to rehab properties on the Vacant Building Registry
  • Review structural fires
  • Do neighborhood sweeps to reduce nuisance issues
  • Inspect in-person and virtually with help from:
    • Owners
    • Renters

Issue commercial permits, inspect and reduce fire hazards

  • Inspect businesses
  • Manage Vacant and Boarded Registration
  • Inspect child care and foster care
  • Manage hazardous waste facilities
  • Manage fire permits
  • Manage fire safety at events

Put people and communities first

We run two programs for residents in need.

  • Homeowner Navigators help senior, veteran and disabled homeowners with:
    • Open housing orders
    • Property maintenance
    • In-home safety hazards
  • Housing Liaisons help renters with housing problems.

Contact us

Regulatory Services


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

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays