Several cities throughout the Metro require a home offered for sale to be inspected before it is marketed to ensure it is in safe condition, and in some cities, that any and all building permits are properly closed out. The following cities require a "Truth in Housing" or "Time of Sale" evaluation any time a property is marketed or offered for sale.
Bloomington 952.563.8930 or go to www.ci.bloomington.mn.us
Crystal 763.531.1000 or go to www.ci.crystal.mn.us
Golden Valley 763-593-8030 or go to www.ci.golden-valley.mn.us
Hopkins 952.548.6320 or go to www.ci.hopkins.mn.us
Maplewood 651.249.2300 or go to www.ci.maplewood.mn.us
Minneapolis 612.673.5840, contact the automated information number, 612.673.2489 and request option 16 or go to www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/inspections/TIH-home.asp
New Hope 763.531.5127 or go to www.ci.new-hope.mn.us
Richfield 612.861.9882 or go to www.ci.richfield.mn.us
St Louis Park 952.924.2588 or go to www.stlouispark.org
St Paul 651.266.1900 or go to www.ci.stpaul.mn.us
South St Paul 651.554.3250 or go to www.southstpaul.org
For expanded and the most up to date information on Cities that require this type of evaluation follow the link to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors Truth in Housing/Time of Sale webpage.
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